I have a very low level of tolerance to pain, when I was due to go into labour I was happy to take any drug they had to offer lol.
However my friends sister is opting for a second at home birth with no pain relief just as she did last time.
Didn't even scream or anything , just did the breathing and bob's your uncle, baby popped out with minimal fuss.
No way in hell thank you very much, I attempted no pain relief with my first child and after 10 hours of screaming and crying and begging for a shot of something (my ex husband was insistent that I have no pain relief and wouldn't let the midwife leave to go get me any) the midwife finally got away to go and get me some pethadine.
So on my second birth I was demanding an epidural as soon as I could, what an easy birth that was lol well worth it.
Tattoos are not painful to me, they are more like a slow burning sensation and are tolerable for a few hours, after which I need a break before I can carry on, yet I know others who could handle having their entire tattoo done (if it's a whole day job) without needing any break.
So how much pain can you handle?
Also, Is there a specific reason why some people are able to tolerate pain better than others?