A close friend of mine is due with twins at the beginning of May. (She would be posting here because I bought her a subscription, but nobody at Mothering will answer my calls/ emails about it.) For insurance reasons and legalities, she is giving birth in a hospital. Her obgyn has told her that she "must" have an epidural to deliver vaginally. Does anybody have the experience delivering twins and forgoing an epidural? My SIL had twins and her obgyn told her the same and she trusted him and went with it. Also, she will be 36 weeks next week and her obgyn wants to induce. She's been on 'bedrest' for a few weeks because her cervix has shortened...but otherwise it is a healthy pregnancy. What would you do?