I  ask you to think about your route to the hospital (if you have chosen to go to a hospital or a birth centre for your birth) so that when that moment comes, you can approach it with calm and confidence.  I also encourage you to visualize, or rehearse the moment when you are handed your baby for the very first time, asking you to imagine the look of pride on your partner’s face.  This helps you to remember why you are going through labour in the first place, and gives you a touchstone to refer to if you have any moment of doubt during your labour.