My name is Stephanie and I live in Florida with my husband, Doug, and our son Austin. My son was born without the aid of an epidural and it was a very rewarding experience. I gave birth in a hospital, and I have to say that some of the nurses were very supportive of my decision...while others were not. I actually had one nurse ask me every single time she came into the room if I was sure that I didn't want an epidural. She even left the form I would have to sign right in front of me. Talk about looking temptation right in the face!
Needless to say my sons birth was very painful, I had no idea what was going on, and felt really helpless. This time around I am doing the research to insure that I get the experience that I want. I am giving birth in a hospital...only because I didn't realize my particular insurance covered birthing centers. Oh well!
Anyway, I am very excited to be giving birth again...but really nervous and scared as well. I can't wait to hold my little girl in my arms!