I finally got sick and tired of being a wimp and decided to banish all fear of giving birth. I made a list on my phone with things to think of to help me cope. Here goes (don't laugh!): *with every minute that goes by and every contraction you will be closer to seeing baby; *your body was designed to do this, it knows what to do; *you will be proud of yourself at the end. It will be the most important thing you've ever done; *the pain is just physical, your mind is stronger than it. I was starting to get a bit disgusted with my negative attitude and worried I will end up spoiling what could be a great experience, so I'm glad I did this. It probably looks silly, but it's helped me a lot and I'm actualy looking forward to it instead of being constantly afraid. If anyone's done anything similar or has any thoughts to add, please do!! I think we all need a confidence boost before the big event.