Definitely get a doula!!! And do alot of reading abut the complications that can arrise with interventions. Stay moving during labor, dont stay in bed. How far along are you now? Dont go to the hospital untill you absolutely have to, stay home as long as possible. And keep your jaw relaxed, and your face during labor. Talk to your husband/SO, or labor coach about what you want and how they can help you so stay relaxed, and I would advise not to have a ton of people in the room with you as it can cause a distraction to yur coping techniques, only have people who you know will help you, not just people that want to see the baby come. Labor and delivery is about YOU. Stay hydrated, and eat light. And like I said, READ up on everything, get all the info you can before you actually go into labor. GL, womens bodies are made for this, youcan do it.
at 11:55 AM on Apr. 2, 2009