Pain relief

In all hospitals in the Netherlands you can obtain analgesia (pain relief). There are three possible forms:

  • Pethidine
  • Laughing gas
  • Remifentanil
  • Epidural injection

To get more information about the kinds of pain relief click here.

Not every hospital in the neighbourhood has all the possibilities available. Around 36 weeks you will receive a leaflet with information about analgesia.
If you have further questions on this we can of course discuss this with you. Through the following links you can already obtain information about analgesia and how to cope with labour pains, how to prepare for birth, how do you deal with pain, what posture suits you.