Long story short, a friend of mine doesn't want children because she is scared to death of labor. After a few glasses of wine last night she decided she wanted the down and dirty of my labor experience. I didn't get an epidural or have any narcotics, and while I think that labor was really hard work, it wasn't unbearable. I feel like the natural endorphins really helped and when I think of my birthing experience I don't feel like it was the worst thing I've ever been through. There's numerous emotional things in my life that I feel like were much harder than the physical pains of labor. I tried so hard to explain to her how I felt but I just didn't feel like I could articulate the true experience.
So how do you describe your labor?