Epidural & Natural

So I was all for the epidural totally not against it and I knew from the beginning I'd more then likely be doing it. But my step father made some stupid comment about how "if they do it wrong you could be paralyzed for life" & I have the CRAPPIEST LUCK like I'm a walking black cat so now I'm thinking I'm gonna try and do it natural, really that freaked me out so bad. Any ladies try to go natural then give in to the epi?