I was in labor for 45 with nothing but petocin. It was horrible. I was shaking so bad from the pain they had to hold me down to give me an epi. I swear, that relief, was like a Godsend.
I could have done natural, but why? I remember everything about labor, I could finally focus on pushing, and I wasn't crying from the pain. I got to have a calm birth that I can only pray for again.
When I first met my OB he made sure I knew that there were absolutely no effects on the baby, that it didn't make me a stronger woman for going natural, and that I was crazy if I wanted to do natural just for the chance to say I did.
I felt no shame and my son's birth was just as beautiful as anyone who delivered naturally. Go with the flow, if you don't need it, that's a cheaper bill. If you do, live it up!