|Women who attend natural birth classes are just as likely to need an epidural during labour as women who do not, a new study has revealed.
Researchers working at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden analysed more than 1,000 expectant women and the results were published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Around half of the participants attended classes to learn about natural coping methods such as relaxation and breathing techniques, while the other half attended birthing advice classes that focused largely on medicinal pain relief.
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