Although natural childbirth is usually painful, many women who have given birth without pain medication say they intend to have another natural birth with the next child, reports BabyCenter. There are several natural pain-management options available to women, such as breathing exercises, massage, hydrotherapy and movement during labor.
Some women find that moving around, such as walking or rocking back and forth in a chair, helps them cope with the pains of labor, notes BabyCenter. Others find it helpful to sit or stand in a variety of positions until they find one that minimizes their pain. It is best to go into the childbirth process with an understanding that something unexpected may occur, such as an unforeseen medical issue, that makes pain medication the best option.