Pain Management During Labor?

This may be a dumb question, but what other options are available for pain management during labor besides an epidural? Is there anything that doesn't involve a risk of potential paralysis, as an epidural does? My intention would be to try to go without anything, not because I think I am big and brave, but... show more This may be a dumb question, but what other options are available for pain management during labor besides an epidural? Is there anything that doesn't involve a risk of potential paralysis, as an epidural does? My intention would be to try to go without anything, not because I think I am big and brave, but because most any kind of pain medication tends to disagree with me. But I was just wondering if there are other alternatives besides anything to do directly with your spine?
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