Your Guide to Giving Birth
Everything you must know to prepare for the big day
3 tips for an easier labor
1. Set the mood A dark, quiet environment is ideal, so ask for dim lights and minimal noise.
2. Stuff a sock Bring a tube sock with three tennis balls in it and have your partner or someone else roll them up and down your back to relieve pain.
3. Get on the ball Drape your upper body faceup over a large exercise ball to relieve back pain. Or sit on it with your legs apart to relax the pelvic area. — lu hanessian