It is always best to prepare for labor by writing down the things that relax you, this way your partner and or doula has a good idea of things that you prefer to help you relax instead of them coming up with things on their own. ( most times those do just the opposite since you might not like the things that they find relaxing…)
Relaxtion suggestions for me during labor:
Walking, squatting, ball, bath
gentle touch to my back , legs
Listen to the music
Listen to the sound of your breath
Visualize the baby descending
Let go , melt , release
Let your body guide you
Give me sips of water and cool cloths on my forehead
Embrace the strength of all the others who have done this before you, your mother, your grandmothers.
Visualize holding the baby in your arms.
Those are just some suggestions, there are no rules whatever it is you think will relax you is perfect!