I am a mother of 2 great kids...10 year old girl and 14 month old boy. I did not have an epidural with either one (which I am very proud of!). I am pregnant now and due in May with another boy. I am considering not having any pain medication at all because during my labor and after the birth of my son I felt very "out of it" since they gave me statal (sp?). I want to "be there" all the way with this one! Is there anyone out there who has done it both ways who could share their feelings on it and maybe compare the pain for me?