@Charmagne- I’m glad to hear your friend had a good experience! I had to have a cephalic version performed as well. I hope she didn’t have the same level of discomfort. My OB/GYN told me about external cephalic version pain, but I didn’t know what to expect.
You always hear that women forget the pain, and that is why we can have more kids. I don’t know about all that. Maybe it just takes a while to forget. The cephalic version hurt more than I expected, but so did the whole labor and delivery. It’s one of those things you can’t really explain unless you’ve had a child.