Hello ladies, I have a bit of a dilemma and just wondered what others would do. I have chosen to have my baby in a midwife led unit which is gorgeous with dimmer switches, bean bags, en-suite, music etc etc. However, I have now found out that I cannot have an epidural if necessary and would need to be transferred 35 mins by ambulance to the closest consultant led hospital to have this. I have always said whilst I do not definitely know I want an epidural I think i would find labour easier knowing this is always an option if necessary as I dont want to feel cornered into not having any more options once I have had the gas and air and pethidine. So, do I have my baby in a place I really dont want to but with all pain relief options available to me or have the baby where I really want to but limit the pain relief options???? aarrrgghh!!!