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This is how media works people! "We" are media - we can affect the perception out there that birth is scary - it isn't!
Now I will be the first to admit - with baby #1, I believed that if I said no to an epidural it would be enough, but I didn't have support or knowledge enough to know that by not questioning my induction in the first place I had set myself up and ended up with an unnecessary cesarean. Baby #2, I was able to VBAC but fear still took over for a bit and after a long, long labor requested an epidural.
Babies and moms deserve to birth in a healthy, loving environment. Let the babies be! Continue to post your stories of natural birth online. Show the videos of your baby coming into the world in a loving and drug-free manner!
If you're pregnant, consider hiring a doula and/or using the Bradley Method (Phoenix area, here's a great recommended classes) or another supportive birth method.