Panicking About Delivery? Here's How to Stay Calm

You've made it this far into pregnancy—don't let the thought of labor throw you off your game. Here's how to keep calm and carry on.
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Updated May 8, 2017
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First, know that it’s completely normal to be nervous.

If you start feeling overwhelmed, it might help to think of all the women throughout history who gave birth before you (and how many didn’t enjoy the luxury of a hospital room and an OB!). Every single person in the world was born, and most of them came out of vaginas. That means there is a darn good chance you’ll get through this just fine.

If that rationale doesn’t calm you, try finding something that does, like yoga, meditation, talking it out with a trusted friend, or reading about other moms’ experiences.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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