Specifically calming, soothing, birth music? What have you picked out? What do you think you're going to use?
I really wanted some music last time, but didn't have anything ready, nor did I have the ability to get it done while in labor. So this time I'm thinking ahead.
I have a doula friend who insists that music listened to during labor needs to not have words, since the words engage the prefrontal cortex, and don't let you get into labor-land. But most of my "non-vocal" music is classical, and most of it is to rhythmic for me to really find soothing. I really want something that is more "flowy" for lack of a better word.
So share what you're planning on listening to, please!