Having a baby is one of the most awesome things a woman can do and one of the most painful.  I'll admit when I found out I was going to have my son, the first thing I told my OB was put it down now that I want an epidural.  My son was almost 8 1/2 pounds when he was born, so I can only imagine what a 13-pound baby would be like.  I commend this mother for having this baby au natural.  Bless her heart.

So when you had your children did you opt for painkillers or to have a natural birth?