I have not had an epidural and I can very honestly say I was shouting for one when my daughter got stuck! Too late by then of course, the pain, oh the pain.... That's what happens when your OB believes you are young, fit and healthy and should be fine and leaves you too long so that a delivery that should have been an emergency c-section couldn't be...
Do I feel fabulous and oh so amazing because I didn't get one? NOPE. I felt exhausted and in agony, I felt like I had been ripped from here to there. I made sure I was open to one with my son "if it was needed" but he was a breeze so I was lucky.
Who wants pain? With all deliveries you just want your baby, and to get through it. It isn't called holiday, it's labour, and people should be able to go through their very individual labours however they like!
I think it is rude and presumptuous to comment on another person's choices anyway regarding pain relief. It is her second baby so it isn't like she hasn't made an informed decision!