Talking with some doula friends today, I was thinking about some great birth memories. I absolutely LOVE laughing and having fun during labor. I did it during my own labor, and I do it with my clients. I mean, really...this is such an amazing time....why not enjoy it! You do not get a "do over"....so indulge! Yes, there's definitely some discomfort in birth, but there's also room for joy, dancing, music, massage, jokes and love. It's totally doable. I swear. Well, I don't really swear because I'm too sweet for that. But I do assure you that I've been there & done that!