Lately I've been getting a lot of annoying as hell comments from women that I won't be able to handle labor without an epidural. Two of the women I know for a fact were induced and had wanted natural births, so I think they're just trying to make themselves feel better about calling for that epidural when the pitocin brought the contractions on too strong. My sister was able to go natural for both babies and her first was nearly 8lbs. I remember previously thinking she was a wuss for pain tolerance, too. So what do I say, without getting snotty? I'm having a hard time censoring myself lately, especially because I have a lot going on emotionally besides the pg hormones and I really don't appreciate these women constantly bombarding me with "Oh just you wait and see, you have no idea!" comments just to make themselves feel better. My SIL has brought up the epidural every time I've seen her since we announced it. I'm totally expecting her to start some "Let's beat up on the pregnant lady for having expectations for her first birth" conversation at my shower next weekend, too. I don't know how to deal and I'm seriously at my wit's end. I'm just hoping my stubbornness that my mom and DH have always hated will finally come in handy and when I'm at my weakest and most painful moment in labor I'll remember all those comments and be more determined to "show them." Lol!
So have you dealt with crap from people? How did you respond?