And this is just one more reason why women have to have the right to make their own medical decisions is because men are not qualified or justified to make medical decisions over the wishes of their wives/girlfriends etc. (not when it comes to childbirth and the pain and discomfort to women and also not when it comes to any other medical decision about a woman's body).
IMHO, if men would be the ones who had to be pregnant and have children mankind would be doomed. So unless you are the one having that child yourself, you have no business telling that woman how to live her life or choose how she is going to have her baby. If men had to live through that pain there would by now have been a "pain free" solution to childbirth (or that is what some people think).
Childbirth is much safer now compared to decades ago, pain management during labor has evolved and the risks are nowhere nearly as big as you are trying to claim. The risk to mothers during childbirth is much higher than the risks to children, even with the pain medications. In a magical wonderful world women would be able to magically have children safely with no pain then there would be no need for pain medication. But in this realistic and actual world there is a lot of pain with childbirth, pain and stress and both things are dangerous to the child.