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Childbirth: Was the pain "beneficial"?

The One Show Team | 15:55 UK time, Monday, 13 July 2009

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It's been reported that Dr Denis Walsh, associate professor in midwifery at Nottingham University, has said: "Pain in labour is a purposeful, useful thing, which has quite a number of benefits, such as preparing a mother for the responsibility of nurturing a newborn baby."

"More women should be prepared to withstand pain." said Dr Walsh.

So, mums, was the pain of childbirth "beneficial", as the male doctor suggests?

Should women avoid anaesthetic during childbirth? 

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