I had a good first birth. 12 hours of labor, no drugs. I did have a medwife though, and that could be improved upon if there is another pg/birth in my future. FSBC (free standing birth center), went home 12 hours afterward because of GBS+ status. My birth story should be in birth stories somewhere, at the end of 1/06 titled Lindsay Nicole has arrived. I also had a doula. I was glad to be giving birth at a FSBC because I knew they wouldn't be able to give me an epidural if I asked for one. I did ask for one during transition, like many women do, but it would have been too late anyway.
DS - 5! - adopted at birth after infertility, IUI, and IVF; DD - 4! - surprise pregnancy discovered when DS was 8 months old ; Hoping for another soon (actively TTC ~ 2 years)