my best friend went through epidural and said she was glad she took it as her contractions were rather painful and she coultn stand the thought of anything worse than that. After hearing what she has to say, i think i willl be opting for one too when the time comes.
to be safe i think we should not consume caffiene at alll during pregnancy. I love coffee but i love my baby more so i decided to go col turkey, at least till i deliver. so far so good. fingers crossed!