For some, birth is an intense experience. For others it's primal and powerful. Still others experience something entirely pain free and totally comfortable. However you experience your births they are rare and precious things.
Which is one of the things I like most about hypnobirthing classes. They teach the tools you need to calmly accept the sensations you experience. So not only does that calmness eliminate the fear-tension-pain cycle, which in turn means you are more likely to experience a shorter labour, with a reduced likelihood of intervention, but it also means you are calm and relaxed enough to really experience your labour. To really be at peace with it. In fact, to treat it with honour.