Noah's Mommy, I believe you can do it. I am a big, big pain wimp, but for some reason I believed in childbirth and my body enough to try a natural childbirth in a freestanding birth center with my first. My mom kept telling me I could never do it without drugs, and that it wasn't safe, but I did, and it was. In fact, there were several issues (including rupture of membranes with labor not starting for 14 hours afterward) that would have automatically made me "need" interventions had I been at a hospital. I didn't "need" pitocin...I just needed more time for labor to begin and move along at its own pace. Because I was with midwives an arbitrary 12-hour time limit was non-existent - most direct-entry midwives give you way more time (like 2 or 3 days instead of 12 hours).
Being loved and supported by midwives in a comfortable environment compared to the anonymity and sterility of the hospital environment is just night and day, so I really think it's worth thinking about and seeing if you can come to a place of comfort with it. For me I had to do research about the safety of out-of-hospital birth and natural childbirth before I could fully commit to the idea. It's good to ask yourself, "what am I really afraid of?" and then seek the answers to those questions. Also to ask the midwives you interview, "what emergency equipment do you bring to births? what will you do if_______" and so on. In addition to speaking with midwives, there are so many books that you could read to gather information. Some suggestions are:
Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
A Good Birth, A Safe Birth by Roberta Scaer and Diana Korte
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin (has great birth stories at the beginning of the book)
Birthing From Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz
There are many other great titles, but you should be able to find some of these at your library or bookstore. I have to say, the most inspiring thing for me was the childbirth classes at my birth center - every class after we'd done our activities, moms who'd recently given birth would come and tell their birth stories. They weren't all picture-perfect, but most of the moms had natural childbirths with few if any complications. They were everywhere from 18 to 45, 100 pounds to 250, dark, light, PhDs to high school graduates and in-between. It gave me a very strong feeling that "if all these different kinds of women can do it, I can do it!" Hope that helps!