This question might come off as a bit ignorant and if so I apologise.
Basically I am wondering why you want a natural birth, and whether it is something that I should aim for too.
My mum is a 70s hippie. She is very pro natural birth, but for moral reasons. I have heard her judging women who have pain relief/c-sections as though they were weak or putting their babies health at risk. I think this is unfair of her and to be honest this is what has made me sceptical of why I should want a natural birth at all. She has already told me a thousand times, unprompted, "don't have an epidural!" as though this will lead to some catastrophe, but she doesn't actually have any reasons why pain relief in labour is 'bad.'
I would be happy to educate myself in birth skills and aim for a natural birth if this is somehow better for my health/baby's health - but is this actually the case? My attitude at the moment is that I will just do whatever the obstetrician recommends as the baby's safety is my priority.
Can you share with me why you want to have a natural birth, and maybe convince me that it's something I should want too?