I've talked about this quite a bit on a blog you can find at
I would love to hear others responses to this also...basically my philosophy boils down to this...focus on love, gain knowledge, and be pro-active in your birth.
It makes me so sad that it is the norm in our society for women to be fearful of the best part of being a woman. Giving birth to a baby in all of its glory is the best thing most of us will ever do. It is truly amazing and lifechanging.
Check out this website for info on overcoming the fear. http://www.theholisticparent.org/Fears_of_Giving_Birth.html