OK so with Isla i was in labour for 26 hours and i managed to labour exactly how i wanted. I didnt have any pain relief at all and the light were off etc etc. I was relatively calm and hubby was there, apart from the unimaginable pain it was perfect. This time i am absolutely bricking it. I am so scared of a long labour again and dont know how i can cope, i normally have a high pain tolerance and strong determination (i did well in the army physicals) but every time i think about labour i go to pieces. If i carry on getting worse like i am i am going to need some sort of councelling before the labour, i worry about it a lot and cant get it out of my head. Can i have your HONEST comments about whether it was easier 2nd time around and if it was quicker too? Many thanks.