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    What is known as 'Twilight Sleep'?

    What is known as 'Twilight Sleep'?
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  • Hi Satish!

    Twilight sleep is the English translation of the German word "Dammerschlaf", is an amnesic condition characterized by insensibility to pain without loss of consciousness, induced by an injection of morphine & scopolamine, to relieve the pain of childbirth. This combination induces a semi-narcotic state which produces the experience of childbirth without pain, or without the memory of pain. The term 'Twilight Sleep' is also sometimes used to refer to modern intravenous sedation.

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