I hear you. Loud and clear! I feel low everytime I hear of an uncomplicated vaginal birth. Especially from the ones who don't particularly care about the birth process. I wish that I could be one of them. That didn't care how my babies came into the world.
I don't know if I will ever get over the fact that I am just not cut out for the sacred event of natural birth.
I had my first daughter in a birthing center, with only a midwife and my DH (who is a physician but was functioning as my husband, not as my doctor) there. I labored for 6 hours, the contractions hurt like h*ll, my back was killing me and then I delivered my baby and was home in my own bed 6 hours later. The only downside besides the pain was the tear in my perineum. That hurt like crazy.
But, know what? Looking back, I decided that the whole natural childbirth thing is a good thing and is the right thing for many mamas but the next time I gave birth it would be the more "conventional" (for lack of a better word) way. I didn't want the painful contractions or back labor and I especially didn't want to be allowed to tear.
Long story short, daughters 2, 3 and 4 were all born in hospitals (as #5 will be in May), I had an epidural and and episiotomy with them and their births were all joyous, miraculous experiences that I will treasure always.
Not being able to have your babies "naturally" does NOT, repeat NOT make you somehow "unworthy" to be a mother, so please, please don't paint yourself with that brush. Just the fact that you care enough to post here shows that you are, indeed, a fantastic mama!