Induction tomorrow! Anyone been induced without getting the epidural?


Just received the call from L&D to report to them at 6:30am tomorrow, and I’m super nervous. I delivered my first child at 41 weeks with no interventions, but a very long, horribly painful labor. This time, I’m 41 +1 and baby has been measuring 2-3 weeks ahead all along, (estimated to be 8.5-9.5 lbs) hence the induction. I’ve seen so many stories from moms about being induced, and it seems most end up with an epidural. I really wanted to do another unmedicated birth, so I’m wondering if anyone can give me their story about an induction without an epidural? Am I crazy to think I don’t want one? How was recovery after the epidural? Just looking to ease my mind either way. Thanks, ladies!