Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" So how do I get the hospital to not pressure me about pain meds, induction etc? I REALLY want to go natural."
just be up front with them and make sure your hubby is on the same page as you.
My doctor let me go as long as he was comfortable before he suggested induction. I was 41 weeks and 1 day when he started my induction. Unfortunately CJ did not want to make an appearance. Each step of the way my doctor told me my options again and he let me make my own decisions. Luckily I had really nice nurses who didn't pressure me into taking meds, they also just made sure I knew my options. When I did decide I needed meds, they knew I didn't want to jump to an epidural so I started with some IV meds. After a couple rounds of IV meds, I opted for an epidural. It was the best option for me because little man was being to stubborn and still took about 13 hours to come out after I got the epidural.