My conclusion on labour / bearing down? It may be a beautiful process after, but it certainly is PAINFUL to the utmost. If can, no one would wanna go through the pain.
The "bundle of joy" definitely comes with a heavy price, a heavy sacrifice. 9 months (i even ter-type weeks!) "parasite"-ing in the mother's womb, hours (sometimes days) of trying to push when one is exhausted...
But if you get the "end product" - alive, crying and kicking
The childlike innocence.
And the family's joy.
Perhaps it makes everything worth it.