I went through the labour without any painkiller, which was not the plan. My water broke, went to the hospital, my friend came with a bottle of labour induced massage oil which I rubbed all over my belly and my pain tolerance is rather high, so with several pushes, dr had to perform episiotomy and baby is out. My initial birth plan is go for epidural but as our little one decided to arrive 3.5 weeks early, the anaesthetist was not around and the midwife assured me that epidural is not necessary for my case. She told me to try and I'm so glad I followed her advice. My mind was all about getting the baby out!