Now people there's no reason to be rude. First of all Kristen definitely has a playful side of her and she was just having fun. If she wants an epideral, that choice is hers. I had three out of the four of my children naturally, but the first one I was terrified and chose the epi. Don't be so hard and crass. She may just decide to do it naturally by the end and if she does, kudos, if not...she's the mommy...that's why! LOL. Have a good day all.