My first birth was with two failed epidurals, this go around I've decided to go epidural-free. I remember hating the fact that while in so much pain I had an IV in, a blood pressure cuff on, and was bound to the hospital bed after they started the pitocin. I took 21 hours so it was a long time to be bound down too. Here is my question...if I am not induced and do not get an epidural, will I still have to be hooked up to stuff?? I hope that isn't a dumb question. Will I be allowed to get up and move and bring a birthing ball if I want? I plan on asking my doctor these questions too but would love to hear from you ladies. TIA.