Giving birth sounds so scary!

So me and my SO aren't even officially TTC yet but we both have quite a few friends who are pregnant or recently had babies so it is kind of a hot topic in our house... 
All the stories about ripping, tearing, and cutting have me absolutely terrified! 
And then my SO was googling birthing pictures! I seriously felt like I was going to pass out!
Everyone says you forget all about the pain as soon as you see your baby and it's nothing to worry about but yikes
Anyone else have birth anxiety?