Anyhow ... he finally gave up on trying to convince me how wonderful epidurals are and set-up an appointment so that we can talk about alternative pain relief measures (especially for back labor) ie ... subcutaneous water blocks, TENS units, etc. He said if I really am against epidurals and narcotics he will do whatever he can to help me be as comfortable as possible during my labor. He was a really nice guy!
Now I just have to convince my doctor that I would REALLY rather tear than have an episiotomy and then all my arguements will be done way ahead of schedule. Ha!
: ) Gia