What are the side effects of taking medications for labour?
Some of the medications used for pain relief during labour may leave the mother feeling light-headed and nauseated. Some medications may interfere with the baby's breathing and first feed. If an epidural is used for pain relief, there is an increased chance of forceps being needed to deliver the baby. Some of the medications used to induce labour may cause nausea, vomiting and more intense and frequent uterine contractions.