Up until yesterday I thought I was for sure going to get an epidural. We went to a 'prepared child birth' class last night and now I'm not so sure! It seems like the benefits of natural childbirth far outweigh the cons of an epidural. I didn't know an epidural actually slowed things down. I would rather take the pain and get the baby out faster than be in labor longer. Plus, the thought of not being able to even have ice chips with an epidural!? Really? Hmm.
Are you having an epidural or going natural? I think I'm just going to play it by ear and see how things go.