Im so sick of the term pain 'threshold'. I think its sometimes used as a putdown even if not consciously by people who managed to have a drug free birth. I dont agree everyone has a different pain 'threshold', I believe some labours are more painful. And my reason for believing this is that experiences which other people describe as very painful such as having an ECV I thought didnt hurt very much, but I thought labour hurt a great deal. Yet others have described the other way round. So who has the 'higher' pain 'threshold'. Nobody, just different situations.