I had planned on having a medication-free birth but, for many reasons, I opted for an epidural. I sometimes felt like I should have had a “natural” birth (I use those quotation marks with a huge eye roll—having a baby by C-section or without medication is not unnatural!), but I’ve since come to terms with having an epidural.
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Were you happy with how your labor and delivery went? Was there anything you’d change? Did it take you a while to reconcile with your birth story?