I wanted to hear everyone's thoughts on this. I always new I wanted one since that is what most of my friends and family had when they went through labor. Most of my family and friends come from Sweden where its standard and normal to offer this and Sweden has a higher safety record when it comes to child birth than UK ( quite a bit I think ). When I asked my midwife here in the UK they managed to scare me a little and said it could be risky etc etc so I started to doubt myself. But then I spoke to a friend of mine who is mw and she told me on NHS they are told to push everyone to go natural and scare patients a bit so most end up without epidural. My mw friend said she had 3 children all with epidural since its why go through that kind of pain when you don't have to? For me its a no brainer but what are your thoughts on this?