Quoting Grizzy:" It just makes me nervous to think about a natural birth but, where they are plugging me to IV's and scans, ... [snip!] ... want a bit of control and real relaxation to experience this birth the way I want too especially since it is my first child. "
Personally, I prefer natural birth. My first was all-natural in a birthing center. Second was in a hospital, the experience was horrendous, induced with pitocin.
This time I'm opting for home birth. I am not afraid of labor.
I would suggest looking for a free-standing birth center or a home birth. The chances of you having a natural birth in a hospital are slim to none. Sorry to be blunt, but that's just how it is.