This journey was about so much more than just birth for me. It was about healing, and believing, and redemption. So pardon me if I ramble, or become unfocused in telling it, or if my spelling and or grammar is off.
So I made an effort that when I felt a contraction coming I relaxed every muscle in my body from my fingers to my toes... Instead of standing strong against the wave I began to be washed away with it. During the first contraction after that, I could feel my cervix opening!