I've just written a similar post and have noticed women seem to be given different options depending on where they live in the UK... I live in Bath and we are offered gas and air, pethedine & epidural, where do you live & what are you offered? Thanks!
I am 37 weeks with DC3 and am very anxious about the birth. Have had 2 with just gas and air and it was just awful. I actually feel quite traumatised by the experiences and am having trouble sleeping. I was told both times by the hitler midwife that it was better to give birth without and then that there was no anaeasthetist available and it was too late. I have just printed off section 1.5.3 of the NICE guidelines and put it in my hospital bag. I am determined to get one this time.