The breath follows you wherever you go, therefore, you always have immediate access to it. You can use the breath to shift you out of autopilot, going through your day as usual minding your future, to do list, the aggravation of the car that drove 40 mph in a 50 mph and made you late for work kind of day mindset and into a calm, inner attention present moment mindset.
Mindfulness of present sensations such as your breath can help with pain reduction. Imagine being able to focus you attention on your body's sensations during labor and delivery AND reduce you pain while doing it.
I got you covered. Click here to listen to a guided breathing meditation for childbirth prep. This is to help you practice bringing your awareness to the sensations in your body and train your brain to focus attention within.