Pregnancy: the home stretch

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Hello friends! Here we are just 5 weeks away from my due date and finally starting to feel a bit at ease about labor and delivery.  A friend of mine sent me some affirmations that i’ve been listening to each night and i’ve just started compiling a calming music playlist to bring to the hospital while I labor.  My hospital bag is mostly packed, the baby’s room is mostly finished and our childbirth workshop / class is scheduled for next weekend.  I’ve had a lot of help from friends and family about putting my mind at ease for labor and delivery.  Being a first time mother is scary for many, many reasons and for me the first challenge of parenthood is simply bringing this baby into the world. I worry about the pain, of course but I also worry something could go wrong with our daughter during delivery.  I will be surrounded by an amazing team of nurses and doctors but that motherly fear of not being able to protect your child still exists.  What were some things you did to help ease your delivery worries?