Ds1 spontaneous labour natural birth plus epidural 6 hours arrived no intervention.
Ds2 induction - burst water bag and epidural not much action. 3h later syntocinon drip massive action painful though my epidural usage up to 14. Max 15 allowed. But gave birth anyway 5 hrs from bursting water bag and out he came. No intervention (meaning no forceps etc).
first round pretty much pain free. Second more painful even with epidural but I survived. Cannot really compare pain between both labours but sure think wo epidural for 2nd one I would have committed massacre.
and midwife immediately jabbed me with injection for placenta wo warning. I am thankful at least my thigh was numb. All in all I had needle pokes for drip, epidural, placenta and cord blood excluding breaking water bag.