Pre-labor jitters

So my due date is two days away and I'm hoping to go without an epidural. However, being my first baby I'm not sure what to expect.
I've been looking up breathing techniques but idk how to manage the pain.
I thought my husband setting goals for me like: "try going 10 more minutes without an 20 30 more..." and so on.
I'm tougher than I think with pain but still have a low pain tolerance. I still even have a hard time with intercourse 😂 Anyway, any encouragement and tips from women who have gone without an epidural would be awesome! Or just tips on how to get through it without losing my mind 😂❤️