... when a woman says, "It hurts!" Don't come back with, "It shouldn't hurt." That minimizes the laboring woman's feelings as well as creates a belief that the woman's body is wrong/bad for feeling something it "shouldn't" be.
Her body is not wrong.
If a woman says, "It hurts!"
Answer her with, "I'm sorry. I'll slow down and you tell me when I can proceed." Maybe even, "I'll stop moving. Let me know when I can go again; I'll go slowly. It might be uncomfortable... it might hurt, but I'll talk you through it."
Now, doesn't that sound more humane?
Why, yes... it does.