After long months of waiting, talking and wondering, going into labor can feel like a climax. It isn't of course!

It is not birth you have been waiting for, but the person who will be born.

It is his or her arrival in your shared world that will be the real climax of your pregnancy, and from the moment you become parents you will have to act as parents.

"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers... strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength." Barbara Katz Rothman.

So good luck, and relax and enjoy those precious unique hours!