Quoting Mara Bell:" Nothing is going to prepare you for a complete natural birth, it hurts like hell but it's bloody worth ... [snip!] ... and love. Trust me its 100% worth going natural just remember to breath and tell yourself it's always worth it in the end!"
You remember some, but you are right, you don't fully remember. When I was in labor with #2 I literally said to Dh "I can't believe I did this to myself again. WTH was I thinkingg??? This is awful."
He has it on tape & I said that & then was being really cranky that he was taping me in labor. I didn't think it was funny - he said it was to remind me so I didn't forget & ask for a #3. LOL I watch the tape now & I do remember saying those words, but I still
want #3. ;)