So the first time around, I really wasn't scared of NCB. This time though, I'm starting to have a lot of fear about it...because now I know how much it hurts.
With my first birth, I ended up with an epi at 10cm because the nurse wouldn't measure me since I'd been measured 45 mins before and was only 3cm...after the epi she measured me (1 hour after the initial measurement), I was complete. I know that fast labors like that can be super intense, and this time I'm planning a water birth to help with that.
What did you do to allay your fears? I did hypbirth CDs last time, but was looking into hypnobabies this time. Would that help? Any other suggestions? I really would like to be in a less fearful place come August.