This is a question I get asked all the time.
It depends on the kind of birth experience you want for yourself and for your baby. If you think that you don’t have much control over this, then you would just go the hospital as soon as contractions start and hope for the best. But this would definitely not be my first choice, and it is probably not yours, or you would not be here on this site.
The other option is get well informed beforehand:
*Learn everything you can about natural birth from people you trust.
*Look at all your options, risks and benefits of different procedures.
*Write a birth plan.
*Make sure whoever is going to be there with you, supports your birth plan.
The course I have created is a complete prenatal course that will guide you through all of these steps, so you can have a natural, peaceful labour.