NEWCASTLE mum Kaja Gersinska has become the first person in the UK to use climate-friendly pain relief during labour after giving birth at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary. Kaja used BPR Medical’s Ultraflow analgesic demand valve, which was connected to a nitrous oxide capture and destruction system provided by Medclair.
The Ultraflow Demand Valve system will provide effective analgesia and the various lengths and lightweight design will allow women to change position and mobilise more freely and birth how they choose too. The woman will feel more empowered and in control of her labour and birth, whether she is low risk or high risk and inevitably promotes normality overall which is part of the midwives scope of practice"
Midwife, Walsall Healthcare NHS
I just came to have my baby – but I started on the traditional machine and then swapped over. It was quieter and much more comfortable to hold”
Find out more about how this collaboration supported the UK’s first climate-friendly gas and air labour