Sometimes, when I feel like a hot mess or just can't make it through the day, I think of Britney Spears. She had an epic rise to fame and an epic, public fall from grace. It's not what you think, though. I don't use her mistakes to feel better about my life. I actually think we can learn a lot from Britney about getting through tough times. Like childbirth, for instance. When it came time for labor and delivery, there were more than a few Britney Spears songs that lowkey prepared me for childbirth.
From driving beats to soulful ballads, Spears has sung about everything from working hard to not caring about what people think. In my humble opinion, "working hard" and "not caring about what people think" are seriously important skills when it comes to childbirth. You have to prepare yourself for more than a little pain, hard labor, and a huge dose of embarrassment. The good news is that childbirth is temporary, and chances are you will make it through the entire experience relatively unscathed. Especially if you take a note from Ms. Spears and decide not take sh*t from anyone or care if they see your butt hanging out or watch you poop on the delivery table.
Britney doesn't just sing about heartbreak and sex, she sings about being resilient and strong. So know that you can do this whole labor and delivery thing, mom-to-be, and if you need more inspiration, here are a few Britney Spears songs to add to your childbirth playlist or pre-labor pep talk. They just might be the extra motivation you need: