In fact, pain is not a strong enough word.
Perhaps I’ll paint you a picture instead: a 100kg man kicking you repeatedly in the family jewels (say for oh, 9 hours) with steel capped boots, whilst someone else whacks you continually in the lower abdomen and back with a baseball bat that has been roasted in an open fire. All with the aim of passing a 4kg watermelon with a supposed smile on your dial.
We’ll see then if you’ll be requesting some strong pain relief. My bet is you’ll be begging for mercy!
So how dare you?! Only a male (and therefore incapable of ever knowing the excruciating pain that is childbirth) could advocate something so preposterous!! Leading up to my own labour experience, I did all the right “drug free” preparations. Yes, that included forking out $300 and 5 Thursday nights of my free time for the privilege of attending a “Calmbirth Class”.
AN ACTUAL MOTHER!