When a doctor or nurse asks a patient to rate their pain on a scale of 1 to 10, the example usually given for 10 out of 10 pain is "being in labor."
Here's the thing: I was in labor twice and I can't say I ever had 10/10 pain. Maybe 7 out of 10 at worst. I mean, the contractions didn't feel like kittens were licking me or anything, but it wasn't the worst pain I could possibly imagine. The L&D nurse actually yelled at me at one point for being "too stoic" and not telling her I was in pain (?).
And then I got my epidural prior to actually giving birth, so that didn't hurt very much at all.
I know women have all kinds of different experiences, but for me, labor was just not all that painful. My husband looked like he was having way more pain than that when he had kidney stones.