I seem to be one of the only ones here who doesn't mind an epidural, or at least of those who responded to the poll. I figure I am not going to get a tooth pulled without medicine, so why should I push an 8 lbs baby out of my body without using safe, available pain medicine.
So, explain the other side. Why go natural?
I'm not looking to be swung to the other side. Just understand the perspective.
And please don't tell me about linkages to issues that are not scientifically proven to be caused by epidural (ie, children born with an epidural smoke more pot, have poorer grades, etc)