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Make sure your doctor is supportive as they claim to be. I changed OB's at 26 weeks with DS, becuase i didnt feel like mine was as on board as she claimed she was. The second she mentioned pre scheduling a csection instead of letting me go past my due date or even induction, it sent up a red flag.
Dont let a doctor put you on a time frame.
it sounds dumb, but a way i got through my contractions ( before i had an epi) was to just zone out and imagine it actually opening my cervix) It was like i had to get in a strange mindset.
No pitocin - increases chance of rupture and makes contractions worse.
No epidural - prevents free movement. Moving to your comfort is crucial.
So, natural birth. Trust the process.
Get a DOULA!
Raspberry leaf tea
Exercise (check out ICAN site white pages), specifically walking, pelvic floor exercises and SQUATS. Strengthen the quads...just in case you need to squat that baby out (like me!).
And DITTO supportive Dr. and place of birth. If ever in the process you feel like you're losing support, change doctors! I almost did at 38 weeks, but had my baby before I could.