With my first baby, I was able to breathe deeply and 'blow away the pain' for the contractions up until about 6cm. It worked really well. But then the pain got so intense it literally took my breath away. I couldn't get enough air in, in order to blow it out again. At that point I got an epidural (phew!!) but this time I'd like to have some other techniques ready to try at that point instead. Anyone got some great tools that worked for them?