I've been thinking about it too. ITA with previously letting the nursing staff and doctor dictate my labor, Last time I insisted on NOT laying on my back even though they were pressuring me too.
i don't get it. Why do they tell us our entire pregnancies to not lie on our backs and the moment we get there, that is what they want us to do! I am giving birth squatting whether they want me to or not!
Also, this time around they WILL turn up the epideral. What is the point of having one if you are still in a tremendous amount of pain!
Speaking of epiderals, I want mine *now* because my back, hips and sciatic nerve are killing me!