Books essential to read during before or during pregnancy:
Childbirth without Fear: The Principles and Practice of Natural Childbirth by Grantly Dick-Read
Pushed by Jennifer Block
Hypnobirthing the Mongan Method
All of these books state that there is no need for pain during childbirth by using proven methods of relaxation and a stress free environment. It’s a naturally occurring event. Something that is inevitable (the kid can’t stay in there forever). I choose to have a natural drug free childbirth and give my child the best chance possible for life in the world. I may be doing this completely alone but i am not going to let it bother me and be a stronger person for baby bear in the long run.