I am not what you would call crunchy either. I am pro-circ, NOT CDing, pro-vax (although I do agree parents should be able to choose whether or not to vax their child. If I did anything in not getting a vax, probably would be delayed vaxing or selective vaxing. I will NOT get the flu shot, pnuemonida shot, or gardasil shot for my daughters.) I am also pro spanking (although with a hand only. If my daughters grandparents or fatjer use a belt, heaven help them cause they will see a side of me they wish they never met!) You just have to make the decisions that are right for your family.
I've had painful braxton hicks, and only 1 or 2 "real" ones.