Water for labor & birth have been researched and shown to reduce pain. Midwives refer to jacuzzi or birth tubs as “Nature’s epidural”. Of course, water for labor & birth do not carry the risks involved with epidural anesthesia.
Perhaps you have a tub in your home that is spacious and accessible enough to use. If not, birth tubs can be rented or purchased http://http://www.labortubs.com/and, in some cases, may be covered by your insurance.