I was just wondering if any of you had made a labor CD, and what music/songs you put on it?
That's still on my to do list, so I want to get that finished. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
The one song I REALLY love is Lullaby by the Dixie Chicks. Makes me cry every time!! :)
I actually have two play lists: The get up and dance/move to help labor progress and the more mild "deal with pain" trance music
They're both really long. like 2 hours each. Which kind are you looking for?
I love that Dixie Chicks song, too! I sing it to DD whenever she lets me rock her at night.
I just started thinking about my labor CD. I bought the Mumford and Sons CD Sigh No More for it, and that's as far as I've gotten. I would love to hear other people's suggestions!
Since we plan on transferring to the hospital for the actual delivery, our entire music collection is on our MP3.
On the fast list I have a lot of Ben Folds, some Snoop (because it makes me laugh), Pink, Lilly Allen, Aretha Franklin, Green Day and such. It's a pretty wide net. It's mostly anything that I hear on the radio that makes me want to get up and move.
The relaxed list has some Enya, Louis Armstrong, Alicia Keys and such.
labor music isn't a huge priority for me this time. I put together an awesome collection of music last time and was hardly even aware that there was music playing while I was in active labor. I don't know that I'll care so much. I plan on having the Ambient station on Pandora playing this time since that seems relaxing to me.
DH(9/04) DS(12/08) and DD(5/11)
my friend gave me this cd, called
BlessingWay Songs, by The 2005 Esalen Midwives Retreat Choir
and it is really growing on me. you can listen to one of the songs here:
~Karenso happy to be mothering my four... DS ('94), DS ('94), DD ('00), and DS -- June 8, 2011, our UC baby!
I mentioned a need to get that together assuming we'll be at the birth center to dh this wknd and he said something like he'd "put that together for me".... uh... Not so sure of what I'll get if he's trying to figure out what *I* want to hear in labor, lol! But there's a particular Celtic playlist that's a must have for me, though I usually listen to it more post-birth, and then like SallyNichole, I need at least two different playlists, one dreamy and soothing, one more booty-shaking, and frequently one more sort of adolescent-rage inspired, haha. I should get one that's a bit more upbeat than the dreamy/soothing list, but not quite as motivating as the other two as well. I need to dig through some of my mix cds and maybe upload some of that to dh's iTunes so he can put what I want on his iPod.
Though... like MrsBone, I'm not sure how much difference it will make. With dd I didn't care. With ds, we were in the tub room sort of unexpectedly and we needed more variety than I planned for since I didn't care much with dd - I was just so relaxed with the tub it would've been nice to have more options. So.. this time I'm trying to prepare for all possibilities basically.
It's such a relief to finally trust yourself.