“We repeatedly tell patients we are not in a hurry; there are no trains to catch and we don’t care when the baby comes, only how! A doctor who is in a hurry does not belong in the field of obstetrics. As my chief pointed out, ‘An obstetrician should have a big rear end and the good sense to sit calmly thereupon and let nature take its course.’” Robert A Bradley, Husband-Coached Childbirth: The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth
How to Prepare for Natural Childbirth (via Parents.com). this was a great article! Lots of good tips. Pack a nightlight for the hospital, practice The Grip, practice squatting, have your husband know that the transition phase between 7-10 is when you'll want to quit and ask for drugs but it means you are almost there!