Everyone in my family, especially my mom and sister, think that I am utterly insane for not wanting an epidural. It is my first baby, and clearly I don't know exactly what it's going to feel like, but I truly believe that having a natural birth is something I can do. I am the first person that anyone in my family has ever known that has wanted to go natural, and I'm getting a little tired of having to justify my decision. They are incredibly unsupportive, and keep telling me that there's no way I'll be able to do it without drugs (no matter how many times I remind them that women haven't always had drugs available to them, and they were able to do it), and keep telling me not to tell my midwife that I don't want an epidural cause she'll deny me one when I inevitably beg for it. Luckily, my husband is on board, and we're taking a natural childbirth class, and I've been reading a ton of books about natural childbirth. They also think I'm nuts for wanting to use cloth diapers, but that's another story.
How did yall deal with unsupportive family or friends?