There is a discussion on pain over on Think of England. Being a Manly sort of blog, it focuses on Manly pain caused by sports injuries. According to an article in today's papers, women are deliberately avoiding pain, which is a Bad Thing:
"The pain involved in childbirth serves a purpose and more women should go through it in order to prepare themselves for the responsibility of bringing up a baby, according to Dr Denis Walsh." (Full article here)
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