I never thought I'd be in a situation where I could have a natural birth. I've had severe pre-e with both of my previous pregnancies despite following Brewer diet and doing other things my MW suggested. Here I am now though nearly 39 weeks along with my 3rd and things are going great. My BP is stable and it looks like I may get the chance to have the natural birth I've longed for. I feel so unprepared though! Can the BTDT mamas give me a crash course? What are your best tips and/or advice? I will be delivering in a hospital with my OB (who is fantastic, btw). I have a birth plan that includes no IV, intermittent fetal monitoring, delayed cord clamping, etc. That part I feel I've got covered. Its the actual labor part that I feel kind of clueless about. I wasn't allowed to get out of bed and had to lie down for both of my previous deliveries because of my crazy high BP. This time though I should have access to a birth ball and other things my hospital provides to help mamas that want a natural birth. I just have no idea when/how to use them. I hope you ladies can help me! I need to feel more confident than I do right now I know.