Your pain threshold can depend on a range of psychological factors like perception, environment and education.
There are a number of natural pain relief options to help you cope until you are admitted to hospital in labour.
Worrying that your baby will be delivered by the side of the road en route to hospital is a common concern. So how likely are you to get caught short?
Unconscious when her son was born, Shona was shocked to see 'resuscitation of infant' on her hospital invoice.