My “alternative” birth stories aren’t unique. So why do I feel pressured to defend my unmedicated deliveries from other moms?
Sophie Nicholls Jones
My birth plan included an epidural. But after two tries, it didn’t work and I went through 18 hours of excruciating labour and an episiotomy without one.
The blood, the pain, the unknown. I am really not sure I can do this whole giving birth to a baby thing.
The result of a CT scan for chronic pain came as a big shock.
Learn about the benefits and complications involved in having an epidural. Here's everything you need to know about this popular labour pain relief option.