Virtual Reality Compared to Nitrous Oxide for Labor Analgesia

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT04749043

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine if non-invasive distracting devices (Virtual Reality headsets) are non-inferior to conventional therapy (nitrous oxide) for addressing maternal needs during labor who desire non-epidural pain relief.

Official Title

Virtual Reality Compared to Nitrous Oxide for Labor Analgesia

Stanford Investigator(s)

Brendan Carvalho
Brendan Carvalho

Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult MSD) and, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine)

Eligibility

Inclusion Criteria:

* Singleton pregnancy at \>34 weeks
* Regular uterine contractions
* Pain \> 2/10
* English speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

* BMI \> 40
* Preeclampsia with severe features
* Use of IV analgesics during labor
* Diabetes requiring insulin therapy
* Claustrophobia
* History of epilepsy

Intervention(s):

device: Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality Device

drug: Nitrous oxide

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Brendan Carvalho
650-222-7967