Another suggestion: instead of talking up the cons of epidurals, talk up the pros of unmedicated birth. Talk about what you'll be able to do/feel and how that can benefit your labor/birth. Mothering has an article about The hormonal blueprint of labor. If you look here you'll find links to a ton of articles, including one about the risks of epidurals and another about the benefits of being off your back.
5/20/08 at 7:40pm