Re: In case I don't get an epidural . . .
I didn't take any courses, b/c I didn't want to fork out the extra dollars. So, I just read inspirational stories of natural births, and what helped them through.
I focused on my breathing and moving around(sitting or laying down made things worse), and most importantly I distracted myself from the pain....visualized happy memories, thought of my son's smiling face, etc. It worked!