Labor is different for every woman, I am sure you have heard that; though for my first labor, I was young, 18 and had no clue what to expect. My mother was with me at the hospital and as I tried to sleep, she could hear me cry out in pain of the contractions. 12 hours later I gave birth to a 7 pound baby girl. I had a small dose of medication to ease the pain, but no epidural. My 2nd child, I had to work. I went into labor at 2 pm and I was determined to have a natural labor. By 8 pm, my labor was in high gear; I pushed and pushed and rested and screamed. The pain was unbearable, but two hours and 13 minutes later, I had a healthly 8.9 lb baby boy. My third child was easy as pie. I was admitted to the hospital at 6 pm, at 1:28 am, I gave birth to a healthly 7.11 lb baby boy, who decided to slide his way out and not wait for the nurse or the doctor. I literally told my mother to get the nurse, that the baby was crowning. No screaming, pushing, just a little voice in my head saying, he is a comin'.Good luck and take faith in your labor and all will go well.