Pain free birth?...without meds!? Is that even possible??? YES! Our culture has deemed birth to the most painful thing that can possibly happen to you. Movies show women in labor screaming and yelling. Can birth be extremely painful? Yes, absolutely. Does it have to be? No. Even if you do everything "perfect" and follow all of these suggestions, you may still have a painful birth. There are so many variables like baby's positioning, medications, previous trauma, etc that can impact things. I can however say with confidence that if you do these 5 things, you WILL have a more comfortable birthing experience.