Your doctor must have mentioned epidural injections when discussing labour and intervention options; epidural is a regional anaesthetic that is injected in your back around the nerves that carry pain
New-moms get scared as labour approaches and they become unsure in their capability to give birth and they might even get panicky. It is okay for to-be-fathers to feel anxious
C-Sections should be totally avoided unless there are medical complications. It is definitely an expert opinion that these surgeries are performed too frequently and sometimes for totally avoidable reasons.