No matter the number of hours of labor involved, once a newborn is placed in a mother's arms, all the pain of the process of childbirth is immediately brushed aside to be replaced by joy.  Having had 4 children I can personally attest to this!  

This is the joy I wish for you today.  May it fill you from head to toe and radiate to those around you.  May the memory of it stay with you to bolster you during the next challenge you face.