Different women have different perceptions of pain when they give birth. In other words, pain is extremely personal. How you manage pain differs from occasion to occasion. If you are happy, rested, calm and filled with energy, you can handle pain better. However, it’s usually more difficult if you’re hungry, tired and frustrated.
Different events and happenings from earlier in life can also play a big part in how you deal with pain during childbirth. Ultimately, and possibly most importantly, there is no prestige in how you give birth to your baby—with or without pain relief. You give birth to your baby in the way that feels right for you.
Sources: - Abascal, G., & Huss, M. S. (2018). Att föda. Bonnier Fakta.