I am on the home stretch now with baby no. 2 and I am looking for some ideas about coping with labor pain. With DS1 I squeezed my midwife so hard that she was bruised and I actually bit my own arm and was covered in bruises myself. This time I would like to find a better technique! I am thinking of stress balls to squeeze and I heard about squeezing a comb both for distraction and acupressure points. Does anyone know about this or have any other ideas that can keep me from hurting myself and my poor midwife?