After having an epidural (8cm when I got it) I feel really doubtful I could make it without one. However, I have since become seemingly prone to UTIs (have had 2-3, not sure if the 3rd was separate, in less than a year, and never had them before) and I don't do well on antibiotics to say the least, and epidural = catheter = increased risk for UTI.

Just not sure I could make it! I've never had a reason to want to try the epidural-free route before so I haven't read up on it or anything like that.