With the hymns playing and a lavender block in the hospital-provided Scentsy burner, my midwife and nurse both said it was the most relaxing labor they can remember attending. And, it kind of was relaxing at that point. I felt in control, I was still able to smile and laugh (which shocked them) but I knew it wasn't going to be that way for long.
UPDATE: I'm not about to say that unmedicated labor and birth didn't hurt...it did...a lot. But weeks 2 and 3 of nursing hurt so much worse. I didn't cry at all during labor...I bawled like a baby those 2 weeks every time he nursed. But, we pushed through it, the pain eventually went away, and we're still exclusively nursing and hoping to keep going until he's 2. Now I know that child birth actually isn't the most painful thing on the planet and I can get through it next time like it's nothing. :)