Know how your body works.
YOUR BODY IS MAGNIFICENT!
Do you realize what you've done?
Your body is growing another human (and sometimes more than one at time). Your body is forming feeding, breathing, and teaching another human being before they are even born.
You didn't have to tell your body to do this. There was no instruction manual called "How to grow a baby". Your body just does it. And guess what, your body also knows how to get that new human being out.
Learning the mechanics of your body will help you better understand how labor works, what your body does to help you and your baby through the birth journey, and what you can do (or not do) to help your body. Knowing the process of labor will build your confidence and lessen your fears.
When you don't fear an experience, you allow yourself to be open to it; making birth more pleasurable and memorable for you.