I'm on a birth board on a different site. Someone started a thread encouraging everyone to have some NCB tools in case their epidurals don't work (hers didn't). I agreed with her and said those tools are also nice to get you through to when the anesthesiologist is available (I had to wait much longer than I wanted to). Anyway, the thread devolved into consternation over why anyone would go natural on purpose. One lady insisted that ALL women who don't have an epidural scream their way through their births because they are ALL in agonizing pain. I told her that's not true. I didn't have agnozing pain, nor did I scream. I also know hundreds of women in real life and thousands more online who didn't have agonizing pain or scream through their labors. I didn't claim that these births were painless. I said that they weren't agony and that screaming wasn't part of their labor toolbox. I don't have a problem if it is, but I have a problem with the stereotype that NCB = unbearable agony and screaming. :rolleyes:
Anyway, of course she came back to say she didn't believe it, but if it was true then I'm some kind of freak of nature. Nope. I'm just educated and prepared.