We have talked about it many times over the years! My brother's birth was very traumatic for my mum, for various reasons, so she was nervous when pregnant with me but everything went really smoothly and quickly. She told us all about it from a very early age, so pregnancy and birth never seemed like a taboo subject or something to be kept quiet, whether good or bad. A healthy attitude I think!
Just the other day actually. My mum was in hospital and my dad and I were visiting. One of the nurses had said she had a high tolerance for pain (after not feeling a needle in her wrist), and Mum went on to say that the doctors said the same thing when she was having me, so I asked her what happened.
A "homework" assignment for my childbirth classes when I was pregnant with my first was to ask our mums about our births. So I did. It was interesting as I'd heard bits and pieces over the years but by all accounts it was quite traumatic. I'm pleased to know the story, but feel so bad for my mum. And it kind of explains her attitude towards birth and my new career as a childbirth doula and childbirth educator.