its a spiritual transition for both mother and baby,pain brings us growth spiritually i think
I have given birth 3 times,and am so grateful of that pain,
just keep focus on the baby,keep that bond,channel into your body opening and allowing baby to come out.
my 3rd baby was born hand to head position,I had unassiisted homebirth,and no stitches
my first was a very traumatic hospital birth
my 2nd was a not so traumatic hospital birth.
read up on positive experiances,its amazing.