Reflecting on a conversation I had with a woman I barely knew, I remember that when I told her I birthed my son naturally (no drugs, pit, etc) she told me I was f*ing nuts and asked "didn't it hurt?". I wanted to say, the assumption that it hurts is f*ing nuts, but I held back. An episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta recently featured Kim talking about natural delivery and commented that women who deliver naturally are dumbasses. Kim, I disagree, and I don't think you are a dumbass for taking drugs. You just chose a different route than I did.
While labor did not feel "good" per se, the actual birth did not hurt at all for me. I did some Hypnobirthing techniques and I will chalk it up to those that made the actual birth pain free for me. I will go ahead and give a shout out to mother nature too. When a baby is delivered, the pressure can be so intense sometimes that you don't feel "pain" from the baby being delivered. Not to mention, your body produces these amazing super drugs called endorphines that help to mask the pain and get you through delivery.
Yes, some women experience pain during delivery, but to assume everyone does is silly. Ever heard of orgasmic birth? Those women don't seem to be complaining!
What was your delivery like? Did you feel it? Was it "painful",orgasmic, or other?