As one who gave birth for the first time 8 months ago let me encourage you: You are a woman, designed to birth even if it is a fearful experience. I took four weeks from the beginning of steady contractions to let go and open up enough to allow my little girl through. There was much fear and self-doubt…those words hardly seem strong enough. Yet I was strong enough to overcome them!
I hope you have as empowering an experience as I had giving birth to a firstborn.