Be mindful about birth. Reframe any negative connotations and approach birth from a place of knowledge, encouragement, respect, and integrity. Birth is not simply something that must be endured in order to have a baby. Birth matters. It matters because it has the potential to be one of the most wildly beautiful, empowering, transformative, and deeply intimate experiences of your entire life. Recognize that birth is a normal and natural process. Embrace uncertainties. Become informed. Understand different options and choices. Learn how to anticipate the needs of a laboring woman and offer vital support. Work with your labor and be reminded that your body and your baby are remarkable!  Be intentional in the preparation for your baby's birth.