To personalize: You may use the swing metaphor to stimulate the sensation of safely letting go with the help of gravity if it fits for you. Or you may insert your own personal metaphor based upon a personal experience that stimulates these same qualities of letting go, safely trusting gravity. These sensations, based upon your personal experience are the most powerful suggestions you can use. They will stay with you and be easily available during your labor.
SECOND STAGE LABOR
And you can feel the contractions, coming and going, going and coming, each one gathering momentum as you push and your baby, ______, dives down with each and every contraction...you can feel yourself beginning to push and push and you can feel your baby diving down down down ... It feels so good to your baby now, like an invigorating massage as your baby dives through your vagina... slipping and sliding down, slipping and gliding downwards on the inside...
And you can, _______ remember the sound of my voice, and my voice can go with you on the waves of each contraction, my voice can carry you...help you through each and every contraction, bringing your baby down.
And the voice of a husband or a friend can carry you down on the inside, can help meet the baby now, _______, greet your baby, resting in between each and every contraction, coming to terms with your baby now, coming to terms with anything that needs to settle in, settle in, now before the birth... This is a very