First of all, don’t believe everything you see on TV. Natural labor is much less traumatic! Besides the difference in the intensity of labor with and without pitocin, women are often surprised at their strength and how capable they can be of dealing effectively with the discomfort of labor in a supportive environment. During labors overseen by a midwife, women are encouraged to: stay nourished and hydrated, remain active by walking and changing positions, and use hydrotherapy (tub or shower). Most importantly, women are given space to birth in her own way and choice.