Welcome to the med-free or "natural" birth thread. This thread is for us to discuss everything that goes into giving birth without pain meds.
We also have a thread for anyone planning to give birth at freestanding birth centers or at home here, if anyone falls into that category. https://forums.thebump.com/discussion/comment/90804491
Disclaimer that should go without saying. This thread is not intended to bash, judge or otherwise criticize anyone who chooses to have an epidural during labor. Everyone has to look at all their options and make the decision about how to give birth for themselves.
Some questions to get us started; feel free to deviate:
-STM+, did you attempt and/or have you had a med-free birth before? How did that go?
-Why do you want a med-free
birth, and if you've already had one, why do you want to do it again?
-Any techniques for coping with pain? Any you hope to do or study prior to birth?
-Questions? Comments? Anything else?