I'm a full-on slacker. Judge me. Flame me. I meant to plan a little better for my L&D this time to see if I could make it med-free. As things stand I'd really just like to labor at home as long as possible and try to be progressed as far as possible before I make the epidural decision once I'm at the hospital. And I would like to feel a little more in control of the pain this time so I can make a decision vs just begging for the epi. I didn't do nearly enough last time to learn breathing techniques or other pain-management techniques.
You'd think I would have learned.
But really, with less than 6 weeks left to go, what would you recommend doing on my own so I can still prepare a little better for the part of my labor that is med-free? And maybe how can I mentally prepare to at least possibly feel strong enough to push through it and decline the epidural complete? I realize I'm a slacker here and I'm cutting corners. But even though I'm down to the wire I'd still like to be a little more prepared to labor without meds as long as possible.