I actually thought it was horrible, and still have pains in my back 4 years later. Hated it so much, my second was all natural and I would do natural all over again. The feeling afterwords is splendid.
I got one in my 48th hour of labor. Lol. Didn't want one but I was exhausted and had so much back labor... It was amazing. Lol. I got it then an hour later I went from a 5 toa 10 from being able to relax. Then I found out he was face up.. Lol. I was holding conversations with the ob and nurses... :)
I am hoping to have a natural birth still, but the epi was wonderful.