There are so many 'unknown' factors with having a baby, isn't there?
I am thinking in particular how I have absolutley NO what the birth is going
to be like. All I am doing right now is getting as much information about everyones
experiences as these experiences are all possibilities I could encounter. One thing I
am trying to understand is why there are so many women who would want a drug-
free birth? Is it because they love their babies so much that they want to 'suffer pain'
as some sort of bonding ritual? Is it something that women choose to do because of
some deep primal instinct? Is it to prove to themselves and/or others that they can
put up with pain and therefore come out of such an obstacle triumphantly? I am in
no way intending to pick on anyone who wants/or who had a drug free birth, its really
only that I am beginning to think about something I have NEVER thought about
before and I want to be sure I havn't ruled out anything because I don't understand
it. Also, I have read that epidurals make it harder to birth because you can not feel
yourself pushing. Is that true?