Said by a mother:"Soothing Labor Positions. practiced all these! Birth ball was a great investment, after baby was born when she wanted to be rocked to sleep and my back was aching I just sat on the ball and bounced til she was fast asleep!
Positive Affirmations Card - I had several for my last labor/birth (and leading up to it), but the one that helped me the most was, "No contraction can be stronger than me, because it IS me." as well as being reminded that God made me for this.