Is an epidural right for you? There's no one answer, and you might make one choice during pregnancy only to change your mind once labour gets going. Like all interventions, epidurals do have both pros and cons. Here are some points to consider as you decide whether this is a good choice for you.
Getting an epidural is a very individual decision and probably one of the first ones that we, as mothers, feel conflicted about. I wonder if this is due to our actual expectations around our child's birth or if it is how we think we will be perceived if we opt in (or out) of using drugs to manage labour.