I'm just looking for deeper relaxation, not a faster birth. I actually want my births to slow down (something I plan to start researching soon). My labors have progressed from 5.5 hours, to 2.5 hours, to 2 hours. The prospect of an even faster birth freaks me out. The thing I really need help relaxing through is the absolute intensity of my labors- I get very little early-labor (we think I sleep through it; with the last two, I.did have at least six weeks of pre-labor), and then active labor hits me like a freight train. Even though I know that I go waaaay deep inside of myself, and everyone around me says that I look like I'm in my own world, I feel like I'm barely containing the chaos, if that makes any sense.
So, um, yeah, chaos is not good. Don't get me wrong; I love birth, and all of it's miraculous beauty and wonder. I think I just need dome other relaxation tools (and FTR, DH is an awesome labor coach and relaxation partner...when he can be. Everything happens so quickly, he's always running around filling the tub, boiling water, making sure the birth kit is out, etc. He is amazing).