Mentally Preparing for Labor


Just curious how you ladies are mentally (and physically!) preparing yourself for labor. I feel as though, personally, I need to hype myself up for the worst possible experience of my life (major tearing, emergency c-section, unbearable pain, etc. etc.) because then I won't be overwhelmed if something like that does happen. I mean, the unbearable pain part is probably a given haha. But I'm hoping if I tell myself "you're going to tear really badly" and I do, I won't be too mad about it. And vice versa if I don't tear badly, it'll be a pleasant surprise.

Again, just curious! Not much longer now until it'll all become a reality!