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Labor playlists and music

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I know it is still early, but I'm making notes of songs that I would love to hear during labor. I respond and relax really well to music.  I have tons of classical music. I'm a pianist and violinist so it's loaded in the hundreds of songs. smile.gif What is on your playlist?

post #2 of 11

Push it by Salt n Pepa.  LOL.

 

I like the idea of fast/dancey pop music for my labours because i labour really fast (86mins with dd1, 61mins with dd2).  But in reality once i get into real labour i need silence to focus anyway.  i tend to listen to my labour list in the weeks running up to the birth to psych myself up :D

post #3 of 11

Hypnobabies smile.gif My labors are short and all business. 

post #4 of 11

Yep... I'm another one of the "I'll tolerate you around me IF you're silent and leave me alone" kind of birther.  With my first I thought I would love music to labor to, etc.  But by the time I want to focus, I want to be in a little silent, dark world.  Heck, I turn so far inward I can't even talk anymore mostly.  I'm amazed by people who can talk through transition, or whatever.  Music would annoy me I think.  PLUS I think it would make me more aware of the passage of time.  When in laborland, it's kind of like being outside of time - so having songs change after a couple of minutes might throw me off.

 

If anything, I'd prefer some relaxational nature music sort of thing.  If anything.

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

Both of my labors have been about 8-10 hours. I'm hoping to have a faster one this time.....maybe the music won't even come into play. I enjoyed it early in labor the last two times but once I got close, it was dark and secluded as well. I almost think I enjoy the music in prepping for birth and relaxing my fears in the weeks leading up to it.

post #6 of 11

Sometimes Hypnobabies, but usually quiet.  My labors are really quick and I don't want anyone to talk to me or touch me during labor and I don't want to hear anything or see anyone.  redface.gif  Kind of like the mama cat that hides in the back of the lingerie drawer to have her kittens.

post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by FigNoel View Post

I almost think I enjoy the music in prepping for birth and relaxing my fears in the weeks leading up to it.

 

Yep, I know what you mean.  With my first I was more listening to hardcore, rock-y stuff (when I'm not really into that genre typically, at all) in the last couple of weeks.  Not on purpose, but that's what I was drawn to.  Looking back, I think it was to build up my courage and strength and stuff.  I especially remember listening to the "Shout" song by Disturbed a lot.  I would visualize myself going into the bathroom and UC-ing to that song.  I have no idea where that all came from, but I guess it worked subconsiously, as my labors were great and I didn't feel any fear going into them, just a lot of power and strength.  Then I went back to listening to more mellow music after birth.  Huh.  Interesting!

post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by FigNoel View Post

I almost think I enjoy the music in prepping for birth and relaxing my fears in the weeks leading up to it.

 

Yep, I know what you mean.  With my first I was more listening to hardcore, rock-y stuff (when I'm not really into that genre typically, at all) in the last couple of weeks.  Not on purpose, but that's what I was drawn to.  Looking back, I think it was to build up my courage and strength and stuff.  I especially remember listening to the "Shout" song by Disturbed a lot, and "Whatever" by Godsmack.  I would visualize myself going into the bathroom and UC-ing to those songs.  I have no idea where that all came from, but I guess it worked subconsiously, as my labors were great and I didn't feel any fear going into them, just a lot of power and strength.  Then I went back to listening to more mellow music after birth.  Huh.  Interesting!

post #9 of 11
Oops.. double post. 
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by kawa kamuri View Post

.... My labors are short and all business. 

 

Ditto on this.  I prefer quiet and to hide out on my own.  

 

My last birth was 45 minutes and really intense.  Music didn't even cross my mind once.    

post #11 of 11
I love music, but I don't know if I'm going to want it or not for labor. Last time I was in labor at home before having to transfer to the hospital for like 20 something hours, and did not once think to put some music on, I do wonder if it would have helped me at all looking back. I use music to get through any task I don't want to do or that's hard for me like when I was training last year for my first 5k, music made it so much better. This time I hope to at least get a playlist or 5 ready just in case. I mix music a lot, like I will do country followed by a hardcore band, then some industrial, then some rap and oldies and classical thrown in the mix also, I think it drives my hubby nuts because he only like maybe 40 percent of the music I listen to.
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