been today to see the anesthesiologist at the hospital. he tells me that due to my bmi i have a 1 in 5 chance of needing a section and would prefer me to have an epidural as soon as possible once labour starts. now i dont have an issue with the pain relief as such now having spoken to the anesthesiologist and hes explained to to me more than the stupid m/w i saw last time. He has examined my back and spine and said that he was impressed as there wasnt as much 'fat' around my spine as he would have thought, so the epidural itself wouldnt be a problem. and my general health and my pregnancy itself is going great guns. i want to know how much the epidural itself hurts and how long it will take coz i dont think i could stay still long enough to have it done i dont do very well with needles at the best of times but the thought of someone sticking me in the spine really knocks me sick.