I am having a 100 percent drug free home birth. Epidural, or any pain meds wont be an option. If I go into labor before 36 weeks, and have to go to the hospital, drugs still wont be an option.
Why? Because birth is a natural normal process. It doesn't have to painful, miserable, or anything negative. Drug free is safer for both mother and the baby. I regret allowing my ob to control my first birth, so this time I am taking charge and making it the best experience it can be. I ended up caving and getting 1/2 a dose of nubain.. it worked for a short time so 11 hours of my 11 1/2 hour induction was drug free, and could feel everything, and I love that memory. There wasn't much pain before the OB broke my water *without asking* and pushing completely drug free was awesome. I loved being in control.. yes I ignored the nurse when she said push, I pushed when my body said to! It was great!
at 5:15 PM on Apr. 9, 2009