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Loral Patchen, PhD, Director, Section of Midwifery

Loral Patchen, MSN, CNM, PhD, a certified nurse midwife, is the section director for Midwifery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

 

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Laugh through labor? Nitrous oxide makes comeback

by Loral Patchen, PhD, Director, Section of Midwifery
August 10, 2017

A “retro” form of pain control is making a comeback in the United States: nitrous oxide, often known as laughing…

Midwifery

by Loral Patchen, PhD, Director, Section of Midwifery
May 04, 2016

Midwifery Delivering a baby is one of life’s most memorable moments. But childbirth can also be painful. Many women struggle…