Let Go Of Fear
We live in a culture that capitalizes on fear around childbirth in movies and television shows. Drama sells. An important step toward a natural childbirth is letting go of this fear. Name what scares you and move on.

As obvious as it sounds, I realized recently that being afraid of giving birth is such a waste of energy. If your birth is wonderful, you spent all that time worrying for nothing. If it isn't, your fear didn't do anything to help.

On a physiological level, proponents of natural childbirth point out that fear causes you to tense your body, which in turn makes it harder to give birth. Let go and relax. Everything will be easier if you do.