not at all. my (unwanted) episiotomy on the other hand was herrendous afterward. (I used to joke at the time it felt like road rash on the crotch
pancreatitis and gallbladder attacks at the same time were MUCH worse. then puking for 4 days nonstop after having a c/s (ouchie!)
oh and 3x5 inch blister I got on my leg one time from a motorcycle. that one was defintly more painful.
one time I also had what I suspect to be ecoli. it was 3 days of complete hell. labor was a picnic in comparison to the vice like cramps that caused.
my first child's labor was awful due to positioning. (lots of back labor, long irregular contractions and was left alone in a birth tub for 14 hours by my MW's :irk) my second (VBAC and planned UP/UC turned hospital transfer) was very very mild in comparison (good positioning, contractions where like 30-45 seconds apart maybe?). I kept waiting for it to get "worse" or rather more intense up until the very end. for some reason I had it in my head the ending and birth would be one looong and more intense contraction(s) while pushing
my contractions felt the same though from beginning to end of my labor. they never got more painful or anything. I couldn't beleive it when my daughter was born. I was like "THAT WAS IT!?!?!" I did have lydocaine(sp?) for the episiotomy, so I missed out on the ring of fire I guess?