Originally Posted by OceansEve
I have to ask - what were you singing?
Well it started off as oooo with each contraction in the beginning. I sounded on two different tones in and out and used that to focus on instead of the "pain".
Then I moved to Ohhhhh! as I was getting ready to transition.
Then it was AAAAHHHHHHHHH! (Just like in Whale Rider) Louder and higher with each contraction. And it wasn't screaming, because it was controlled vocalization through the whole birth.
My poor dad was outside in the lobby wondering what in the heck was going on, and my midwives where like, "wow, that is surreal" and I was completely outside of myself, so the singing was really my primal being. It was cool.