I have a healthy 13 month old and gave birth in a hospital with my OB and an epi, have no regrets about how I did it and would have no problem doing it the same way with baby #2 this winter. But I am interested in going more natural for this baby just because I think I can (or anyone can, in most cases) but am most worried about what happens after the baby is born. Pushing the baby out (assuming normal circumstances) isn't too scary but the doc spent 30 minutes stitching me up after baby #1 was born and that is terrifying to me without pain meds. With baby #1, I couldn't feel it and just got to enjoy nursing him and cuddling him and I don't want to be distracted by crazy pain AFTER the baby has been born. Does anyone have experience they would share on this specific aspect of natural child birth? Thanks.