There’s no shame in having an epidural. In fact, most women do. While some women are able to work through the discomfort, every woman’s threshold is different, Wideman says.
Sometimes, women change their minds during labor about whether to have an epidural, she says, which is perfectly OK.
“Either way, our team is here to support our patients regardless of what option they choose,” she says. “We want to offer our patients the best possible labor experience.”