Hello Ladies, I am due in 4 weeks and I am considering natural birth without any medications. I went for childbirth classes(The bradley method) and am hoping to use relaxation techniques that I learnt as much as possible. But I still have some fear at the back of my mind if managing labor pain would be possible without epidural. A little background about me: I have gestational diabetes but I have it under control with diet. My baby's measurements so far have been in the average range - meaning she is not big that would warrant an induction or C-section. So, if I am able to control my diabetes for the next four weeks , I am going to ask my doctor to delay induction. Hoping that my doc would not induce me if the baby is doing ok. Has anyone tried a natural birth without medications? What helped and what did not? Need some encouraging positive experiences to keep myself motivated. Any tips would be really helpful too. Thanks!