ROFLO, once my active labor hit ( I prodromaled for 5 weeks and got to 7 before I actually had "labor") I would say "just one minute. one minute to break. one minute to relax. One minute." and, for some reason, it helped me. I knew I had one minute between surges, and that one minute was a LONG one minute of pain free bliss.
Oh, and I shouted "RING OF FIRE" as soon as she crowned. The room was amused.