Nope, sorry! I spent a LOT of time preparing one for DD's birth- a cd of quiet music and one of more motivational music . . . and never even thought about it. The first part of my labor is usually putting around home and doing "normal" things in between contractions and then once I'm at the birth center or farther along, I just focus and concentrate and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Here are some of my favorites
Rhye ~ Open http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sng_CdAAw8M
Mitis ~ Written Emotions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEsV2z1ymh8
Mitis ~ Parting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfiN7ejg2Ho
Blackmill ~ Miracle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXVQNSlFJ6M
Blackmill ~ Evil Beauty http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAFjgpuWREM
These are just a few I have so far
I can't believe so few of us are thinking about this. I did hypnobabies last time, and I realized it doesn't work for me.
What I have thus far:
Building Bridges by Ani Difranco
Motherland by Natalie Merchant
I'm So Excited by Le Tigre
Present/Infant by Ani Difranco
I'll Fly Away by Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch
Ancestor Chant by T. Thorn Coyle and Sharon Knight
You Are My Sunshine by Norman Blake
Didn't Leave Nobody but the Baby by Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch, and Emmy Lou Harris
Landing Gear by Ani Difranco
Another Mystery by Dar Williams
Gone Gonna Rise Again by Si Kahn
Wishing Well by Renee and Jeremy
Welcome to This World by Renee and Jeremy
Family Tree by Frances England
Awake My Soul by Mumford and Sons
Sigh No More by Mumford and Sons
Beautiful Dawn by The Wailin' Jennys
Glory Bound by The Wailin' Jennys
Long Time Traveler by The Wailin' Jennys
Everest by Ani Difranco
Both Hands by Ani Difranco
Ancestor Song by Kelliana
Falling Is Like This by Ani Difranco
Um, yeah, I'm a huge Ani fan. I'd love more ideas.
I don't know if I want music or not...... I spent the majority of the last 6 years completely overwhelmed by loud music in my work environment, and honestly I normally listen to silence while I'm driving, cooking, cleaning, etc. it's more focusing and meditative for me now. although I do have a pretty nice selection of chill ambient yoga music- but I am quite sick of all of it! we'll see. I'll make several playlists for all different moods I might be in so there are options.
jeff buckley - hallelujah is definitely on the list...
and THIS SONG-- if you guys haven't heard it and watched the super cool video you have to. Nahko Bear- medicine for the people- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsgP8LkEopM
I didn't think I'd want music with my first so I didn't have any, but with my second it occurred to me that putting on headphones would be a good way to distance myself from the situation (sometimes the whole birth room thing just gets too intense) and I really relied on it. I filled mine up with gooey love songs, super emotional stuff. It just seemed right and it worked. I'd zone out with my music and would think of the lyrics as messages from me to my baby, and how I loved him so much I was ooooopening up, ready for him to come into my arms. It was really helpful for me to be able to tune out DH and everyone else in the room because that just worked for me. I labored better when I ignored everyone else. I'll definitely make a similar playlist for this time.