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Music in Labour
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:04 AM
I am wondering what kind of music other women have listened to in labour.
I am planning a home birth and have an image of myself pottering around the house to some music that I know and can possibly even sing/hum along too and then once things start to get serious changing the music to something else (maybe something with out words that I don't really know).
What songs did you listen to during labour?
Chill out jack johnson? mozart? would love some suggestions.
Also did you have them on a cd playing out loud of through ear plugs on an ipod?
Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:17 AM
I had music playing through my labour.
I had a water birth in a very darkened room & had a relaxing cd that just repeated, I found it helped me to relax & focus on my breathing. It was a kind of pan pipe cd ( sounds terrible but it wasn't). It was on very softly.
Overall the room was very quiet.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:18 AM
Opera was for me during labour. Sopranos in particular. I just brought a stack of CDs that are favourites with me, and they were what I wanted. On repeat for the whole time they possibly drove my partner and care providers nuts but I don't (and didn't) care, that's what I wanted!
Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:09 PM
My partner remembered to put the CD on (homebirth) at one point, and it was really lovely. But then we all forgot after that.
At one point in labour I began to sing, then I felt self-conscious. Which seems crazy as I was yelling instead . . . this time I am going to sing, I don't care! So maybe something to sing along to . . .
Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:13 PM
We just had the iPod in a speaker dock on shuffle. It's all music we like, and I was happy with that. Was a little bit embarrassing when a new mid-wife came on shift and popped in just as Bob the Builder came on though...she seemed to think it was starting a bit early!
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