Firstly, it is important for the mom to gain some knowledge about the childbirth process, especially if it is her first time, just to be aware of what could happen during the process.
In preparation for childbirth, you can also practise kegel exercises, in which you tighten and release your pelvic muscles in intervals. This exercise can make childbirth less painful.
You can also get regular massages done from professionals, concentrating on your abdominal and pelvic region, to make childbirth easier.
Just a few days before the date of the delivery your doctor may advice you to alter your diet slightly and take in foods that are low in spice and sodium content.