Though her husband was holding her hands, the sensation of deep void and loneliness was pushing her pain to an awesome level. She actually never loved the man, but was about to deliver his baby.
She was experiencing strong feelings of angriness, hate, and darkness. However, she was somehow drifting slowly into a territory of pleasant awareness and eager anticipation.
Gradually the mix of contradictory feelings started to remind her of the taste of chilli and dark chocolate. By then, she was finally contemplating an agonising yet imminent relief; she was about to give birth; she was about to be liberated!