‘I asked three times for an epidural’: why are women being denied pain relief during childbirth?
There is no such thing as a predictable or usual birth, but this report's conclusions are worrying. In the UK, women are not being given epidurals and not being fully informed about pain relief by NHS trusts, a new report by the Department of Health and Social Care has concluded. Does a belief in natural births lie behind this? Writing in the Guardian, Amelia Hill investigates.
From The Guardian