I really hate that word.
I'm trying to think of labor as a positive experience, but so much talk about labor involves the word "Pain"
My thought going into this is that it's going to be like running a marathon or doing some other strenuous physical activity or training - sure, it's going to hurt, burn, and be uncomfortable at times. But you get through it, and it's not necessarily considered "pain"
"Pain" to me has a very negative and scary connotation to it. But I don't want that associated with labor - which should be positive.
So the point to all this babble - I'm wondering what you all think?
and is there another word that can replace "pain"? I am thinking of requesting in my birth plan that the word not be used.