Will I require anesthesia for normal labor?
Normal labor can be a different experience for each woman. Some women
need no anesthesia for labor. Women differ, however, in their ability to
tolerate pain and anxiety when labor is long and contractions are stronger
than expected. Even if you plan for a "natural" childbirth, the unexpected may
sometimes occur, thereby making anesthesia desirable or necessary.
Remember, the decision to have anesthesia for labor is yours.