Natural birth tips for a first time mom! Help!

I am a first time mom and have been doing lots or research on everything about being pregnant and giving birth and so on. In my findings I have decided it would be best not to get the epidural IF   I can help it. I know plenty of women have babies naturally so I'm just wondering if any of you ladies who have natural births have tips for staying strong during labor without intervention because literally every woman I know who has had kids got the epidural.  Thanks 😊😊