I've posted on here before, and even though I said I wanted natural, I kept researching other aspects, just to learn about epi's, etc. Well, I talked to one of the MWs at the practice today during my appt. She is a tell it like it is kind of lady.
Straight up, I'm not gonna lie, it's like running the boston marathon. You need to start now, feeding your mind and body everything you will need to get to the end. You can't just line up and "see how it goes." The only things you should be researching is hypno methods, since you have experience with it (I have used it in the past), and natural birth. When you prepare for the race, you only talk to people about when you finish, you don't talk about the first aid stations, blisters, or not training enough, so why would you do it now?
Hope this helps anyone else that may be on the fence about committing to going natural.