Re: hoping to have a natural birth...what materials should I look into?
hypnobirthing!!! I am so glad I took the class and read the book with my first. Both of my births have been natural hospital water births. I truly did breath my babies down until my body took over as suggested. No push coaching! This time around, I envisioned the areas of my body where I was in pain from labor in a box and didn't let that sensation affect the rest of my body (like going into panic or tensing up) and I would vocalize to myself that it was "just right there" when the contractions were really intense.
Jenn, partner to my best friend, Scott, Mom to 2 beautiful boys, Owen and Silas