Your options for pain relief during labour: the facts about medical options available to you.
As B-Day approaches, one thing preying on your mind will be how you'll manage the pain.
'There are no Brownie points for bravery,' says consultant midwife Annette Briley. 'If you need pain relief, don't be afraid to ask. There are many different types on offer, and the more you know about them, the more confident you will feel.'
It's a good idea to think about whether or not you'd like an epidural before the big day.- but remember, you can change your mind when the time comes!