Quoting tatesmommy09:" With my first I originally wanted an epidural. I really hadnt done any research on it and just thought ... [snip!] ... I am so happy that I was forced to go natural with ny first. If that wouldnt have happened I would have chosen the epi."
wow! you're the luckiest person EVER!
you rock! lol.
mine was painful all the way through. i could walk and talk and laugh until about 8cms. But when they hit me, I'd be crippled.
and the pushing was the most painful thing I ever experienced in life. I never felt the urge to push either.
It was sort of like a pushing down feeling, but Im not sure if that was it or not...
The Dr told me I was pushing a little right before she told me to push, but I didn't realize it.