I think it all depends on your circles.
I've never had anything but encouragement for natural drug-free births.
And I've had 3 of them. My first was c-sec (twins.. and severe unknown immaturity about birthing issues and intervention on my part... was basically given the line "Well you're probably going to have a c-sec anyway, may as well have the epidural first and no one ever got a medal for going through the pain. Silly naive girl I was believed them) Then I educated myself, trusted myself surrounded myself with others who felt the same as I did and went on to have three amazing natural drug free births... to babies ALL over 9.2 pounds.