Anyone planning to have a natural labor?
So I've had 3 epidural/Pitocin style labors. All babies ended up being nice and healthy, so I know what a blessing that is. This time I am really really wanting a natural labor for many reasons. I've been well informed since baby #1, but then agreed to induction with him and it all just has gone downhill since then!! Has anyone read any great books they can recommend? I'm mainly looking for pain management ideas, as well as how to handle hospital staff...I think I've not been assertive enough with my last 3, which has led to way more medical intervention than necessary. I am hoping to labor at home for as long as possible, that way we don't even need to deal with any of it...but it's hard to know what to expect! It's not like you can plan it. So...book recommendations, labor stories, encouragement, ANYTHING you might have to share will be greatly appreciated!