“I can do anything for 1 minute”
You absolutely can! And being reminded that your labour comes in short, consistent waves of roughly 1 minute can help you keep your head in the game.
It’s 1 minute at the time, and then there’s a pause, a nice break from the intensity of your surges. Your body is capable of coping with this, your body is designed for this, and you have all the tools you need to make it through each minute. You can focus on your breath, use your birth breathing or any other visualisations you find helpful. Your support team knows how to help and they are right by your side. Your baby is a little closer to being born.
It’s 1 minute, roughly 10-14 breaths and you got this! You can do anything for 1 minute, mama.