I'm surprised at blair4630's comment of "I'm envious you have toradol...that's great stuff." with regards to Toradol. The PDR and other references are pretty consistent in that ,"The analgesic effect of Toradol begins in 30 minutes with maximum effect in 1 to 2 hours after dosing [intravenously] or I'M" I haven't had a lot of direct experience with pre-hospital Toradol (have had it personally for injury & dental) but I can't imagine allowing a patient to wait 30 minutes for an analgesic to start or 60 mins to peak for pain control would be the "best practice". Again what meets the ED needs isn't necessarily directly transferable to the field. Most ERs palnt you in a bed at 30 inches wioth minimal movement, versus being humped on and down stairs, onto a litter into a bouncey ,pot hole curb bashing ambulance transport. Just an old curmudgeon's view
To be honest, I haven't ever looked that deep into the issue of narcotic pain management and pregnancy. I do recall that the last time I wanted to give pain management to a pregnant patient I called online medical control and got shot down, though I'm pretty sure our protocols don't list it as a contraindication. I'll have to do some more reading on this.