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Frogberry said on 30 March 2012

Sorry Heidi, I don't agree with you at all. NHS Choices has done a nice balanced account of the pros and cons of different pain relief options. For the vast majority for women, labour is painful and NHS Choices is trying to reflect reality. Women who have mentioned painful experiences are just relating their experience of labour. They have a right to do that - it does not mean they are bitter. There are women who have pain free labours but excepting those who have an epidural, they are a tiny minority. People can't make informed choices if they are not given accurate information. NHS Choices has done a pretty good impartial job of describing the pros and cons of different pain relief opitons. If it painted too rosy a picture it would be criticised for leaving women unprepared. Personally I think they have got the message right.