Thanks for the encouraging story. Due to my husband being in the military I have to have a hospital birth even though I reeeeally wanted a home birth. We've taken natural (Bradley method) childbirth classes outside of the hospital, I've made and given the hospital a very in-depth birth plan and thus far they have been cooperative. My husband and I have talked a lot about the fact that I want NO drugs and so he knows exactly what I want and how exactly to help. I've been hoping and praying for the kind of natural hospital birth that you had!!! (I'm due July 6th).