I recently spoke to a mother-to-be who told me she desperately wanted a natural birth. Her spouse believes she should just get an epidural "and call it a day". I'm curious other people's opinions on this. While a spouse's opinion is very important, the mother is the one doing the laboring, so should she consider her spouse's opinion? If he's only wanting her to do it because it's appears to be the easier route, then should his desires be disregarded?
This is why it's So important for a woman to surround herself with people who are advocates for the way SHE wants to birth during the process. Everyone needs to be on the same page...mother, spouse, doctor, midwife, and doula.