Everyone knows, there should be an award for mothers that give birth without medication, but lets talk for a second about mothers that give birth without medication, who had planned for medication! There is a serious level of learning and preparation a mother does if she plans to go natural- learning breathing techniques, and preparing herself to be able to handle the pain of childbirth. When you go in expecting to have an epidural (especially if you’ve done it before that way) and it doesn’t work out… woah. Like for real, if this ever happens to me, just knock me unconscious because I am a huge wuss. You know who isn’t a huge wuss though? Jessica. Jessica expected to get an epidural to help her deliver Gabriel, but when it didn’t work out and things progressed quite quickly she found herself giving birth naturally. She was a rock star. After a relatively short, although painful, labor baby Gabe was welcomed into the world surrounded by family. It was such an honor to be there to document.