Woohoo! Congrats Donna. He's beautiful...what a great job! Were all your kids there for it? Can't wait to hear hte birth story.
Mamajaza--I too used motherwort, per SUsun Weed's instructions. I bleed heavily and used it w/both my UC's. IT didn't do that much for me but I kept taking it as a preventative. I also used skullcap for pain...and insomnia, headaches, etc.
Nope, I'm not the one who posted about Peter Gabriel, though I *do* like him.
We burned a CD to use and played it softly....I didn't really focus it on it too much but liked the idea of having music on that we picked while readying to meet Soleil. She was born to Dar Williams "Calling the Moon".
I also listened to it while preparing to labor (had a bloody show early in the day and my parents had taken my older two for the day...I had chosen music that touched me...and I remember crying while listening to it that day...it was cathartic. But during the birth itself,I only consciously know what was playing from watching the video!)
SOmeone else (sorry forgot who...and now that we're in CO the internet connext. is so darn slow...) asked about the hypno tape. I don't remember the name but I did the whole at-home course and used the birth tape. It was primarily affirmations though.
And for those that are interested, I got to see Jeannine Parvati Baker at these hot springs w/her family. It was really fun and I had DH take a pix. I will see if I can post it later. We forgot to bring our camera wire to download pix! She's so wonderful and I enjoyed showing off our new babe....and our 3 yr old. Last time I saw her, he was in utero. I got my new Hygieia lesson and am starting it. Anyway, as I've said before, not many out there would understand my excitement so I share it here!
gotta run. Enjoy your preg's and babymoons!