That's the sad thing. I remember when I was screaming one of the midwives waited for me to stop, grabbed my hand, looked me straight in the eyes and said "okay you can do this. Put the gas in your mouth, now breathe in, breathe out, breathe in." I'll never forget that. She was so supportive, understanding & helped me get through the next contraction.
People forget that when you're in that much pain, you feel frightened and you just want to run. Midwives were amazed at how calm I was during my labour but when I was 7cm dilated, calmness went out the door and I was yelling and groaning like a cow lol but hey it worked. I rememer one midwife told me that yelling wouldn't help & I grabbed her & said "I'M the one going through this right now & if I want to yell, I'm going to do it and your going to sit there and smile! If you want to push this baby out, then do it!" She shut up after that lol
I feel terrible for the way some women are treated = ( It really effects their birthing experience.