Pain is a normal part of birth. It is how your body communicates its needs to you. It tells you when it's time for your baby to be born, which positions to move into for comfort and to progress, and when and how to push.
But pain can also be scary, especially if you're anticipating it and don't know what to expect or how you're going to manage it. Learning techniques to help you cope with labor pain and master it so it works for you, not against you, can help you overcome your fear of the unknown and be prepared to manage your labor pain with confidence.