i have to see an anesthesiologist in 3 weeks as i have been told i will need an epidural and a section. the reason for this is my bmi is higher than is deemed normal. i have a phobia of needles and struggle to keep still long enough to have bloods done never mind someone sticking something in my back. i dont want a section or an epidural but have been told by the hospital when i had my gtt i wont have a choice. i see my usual midwife on friday so i will ask her what she thinks about it. what i want to know is how much does it hurt as this scares me a great deal and what does it involve? i'm really disappointed that my choices have been 'taken away' from me so soon. have any of you experienced this before?