I feel like it's my first time doing this. I have never gone into labor on my own (my last dr. talked me into induction and it was awful!) I am trying for a VBAC as most of you know, so I have the same anticipation and what if that a FTM has. I "sort of" remember what a contraction felt like in the hospital but I was pressured to have an epidural before the dr. broke my water. I feel much more educated this time around and I'm so glad I have a supportive Midwife. The point of this post is to say, make sure you know your rights as a mother/patient. You don't have to get an epidural until you are ready if you even have one at all. Put your foot down and be tough, because I didn't last time and I still regret not being informed and educated. We are all getting so close and I'm so excited to see the rest of our babies!!