I know it's not for everyone, and different people have different views of what constitutes "natural" birth, but what I mean is generally vaginal birth without painkillers and minimal interventions. I thought it would be helpful to have a thread for those who are interested to talk about it and share experiences AFM, I did a midwife in hospital birth. I labored at home for 19 hours with a doula, which was really the hardest part. I really wanted the epidural when I got to the hospital, but I did not get one. I actually thought pushing without the epi was pretty easy (more physical endurance than pain involved), it was the contractions that were really hard on me. What were your experiences? Anyone else interested in drug-free birth?