I had a pitocin induced labor and was unprepared for the intensity of those back to back contractions coupled with exhaustion from being awake for a couple of days.
Honestly, the pushing was a relief. The burning "ring of fire" feeling made me nervous but my midwife kept assuring me it was normal and I wasn't tearing. The pushing took the pain of the contractions away. I didn't have an Epi but I did have a shot of nubain (sp?). DD was 8lbs and I'm pretty petite and I'd say the pushing was the easiest part for me.