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Are. You. Crazy?

Are you crazy? That's the typical response/look I get from people when I mention that my plan is to have a natural labor and delivery. No epidural for me! Most people (women, really) are pretty quick to judge, especially those women who have been through child birth before. They think I'm naive and crazy (and maybe I am) because I have no idea what I'm in for. And really, I don't. I've never experienced child birth before, so no, I don't really know the kind of pain one experiences. I don't really know what it feels like to have your body stretch in ways that it's never stretched before. I don't know how I'm going to handle it. I don't know if I'll last 12 hours or 12 minutes. I don't know anything. But what I do know is this. That this is MY pregnancy. This is MY labor. This is ME giving birth to our child. No one else is doing this except for me. Sure, my husband will be going through this with me. But he won't be the one doing…