At some point during pregnancy, most expectant mothers tend to experience rising anxiety about labor and birth. You might be very excited to meet your baby, but actually having the baby might be making you feel really scared. This is completely normal. First-time mothers and even mothers who have already had children are facing the unknown. You’ve probably heard horror stories from well-meaning people, which won’t help you feel calmer. Here are some top tips to help you manage your nerves.