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Should childbirth be painful?

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Should more women endure pain in childbirth? Dr Denis Walsh, associate professor in midwifery at the University of Nottingham, has expressed concern about the levels of pain-relief being used in childbirth. He discusses his concerns with Dr Maggie Blott, a consultant obstetrician at University College London.

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