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I really want to do this. I'm a musical person by nature (was even a music ed major -- instrumental -- in college for a while .. now I just lead the cantoring/singing at church every other week or so)... so .. it's something that speaks to me, takes me places and relaxes me (or pumps me up... or brings me to whatever emotional state I want to reside)....

So... anybody doing this? Anybody done this before? What kind of music have you done or do you plan to do?

I'm almost thinking of making 'mood' cds... like one that just brings me to an emotionally focused state (which I think could include even sappy, crying songs... it really brings me into the moment.. and can even distract me from current goings-on?)... and that's maybe more upbeat and empowering?

I love music and singing.. and how very perfect that in my mothering.com pregnancy newsletter (for 39 weeks), it mentions music and singing!

So... what do you plan on?


(yes, Jenna.. you better chime in with your hypnobabies
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I have songs in mind that I want to hear during birth. When I'm visualizing there are definite songs that I hear playing in the background. I planned on making a play list on itunes, but I think I will just request what I feel like in the moment instead. We will have the computer on anyways, so that may be easier.

I'm doing hypnobabies as well and I'm wondering how the hypno along with my music and maybe even wanting some silent time will play out on labor day.
 

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Ha... well, my plan right now is just hypnobabies.


Was it posted on here? There was an awesome birth video with a woman singing while in labor... lemme find it...
I'd love to do that... but i have enough trouble talking during that part of labor... not sure singing would work out.


Really, though, the last two times I was in labor, Dh kept putting on music, and I know it was on, but I think I mostly ignored it.

Maybe some angry music. LOL I usually have anger phases in labor, maybe some Pink or Alanis Morrissette or something would be good for then
 

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No music here, possible just turn on the satelite music stations on the TV. My current obsession is less than labor & birth friendly. :p
 

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I'm working on it right now. I'll definitely be listening to the soundtrack to the movie "The Nativity Story" and the Original Score - very beautiful music.
 

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I've already told DH to be prepared to play Harvest, by Neil Young over and over and over. (We have it on vinyl, so someone will have to flip it over. This might be someone's entire job.
) That album always puts me in a happy, calm place. We have a few Joni Mitchell albums I might be okay with hearing too (I loooove Joni, but I'm not sure it's labour music, kwim?).
I'll probably make an itunes playlist too, just in case everyone in the room gets sick of Neil Young.
Again, more happy-calm music... probably Julie Doiron, Peggy Honeywell, blah blah blah. Oh, and this spoken word cd by Utah Phillips and Ani DiFranco... which seems like an odd choice for labour, but it just makes me feel good!
 

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I've already told DH to be prepared to play Harvest, by Neil Young over and over and over. (We have it on vinyl, so someone will have to flip it over. This might be someone's entire job.
) That album always puts me in a happy, calm place. We have a few Joni Mitchell albums I might be okay with hearing too (I loooove Joni, but I'm not sure it's labour music, kwim?).
I'll probably make an itunes playlist too, just in case everyone in the room gets sick of Neil Young.
Again, more happy-calm music... probably Julie Doiron, Peggy Honeywell, blah blah blah. Oh, and this spoken word cd by Utah Phillips and Ani DiFranco... which seems like an odd choice for labour, but it just makes me feel good!
Pretty sure Dh played Joni Mitchell and Norah Jones a lot during my first labor (at the hospital). I think I remember some Krishna Das during my second labor... but I don't remember too well.
 

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I'm making one! I love Eva Cassidy so I put her name on Pandora and I've been bookmarking songs that I like. Then, I'll buy them and stick them on my ipod and also make a cd, in case I want them in the whole room. I've gotta get on that!
 

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Me, me! lol

I've got three separate playlists going on my iPod. I have one for early labor, which is all happy and upbeat and silly. Things that would probably completely annoy a lot of people, like the song Laid. Then I have two for later, when that starts to annoy me. One is just a bunch of relaxation CD songs and one is a lot of calming rock/alternative stuff.
 

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Okay, while making my playlist (which I did, as soon as I responded to this thread), I found a song called "Waiting For Baby", by Julie Doiron. I've listened to it before, but never paid attention. Oh my goodness. If you can google the lyrics, do it. I'm obsessed, and can't stop listening to it. On repeat. Ahem.
 

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Thank you all for your input! I was thinking of various lists for different parts of labor... like the silly, more intense, etc......

I'll have to check out the YouTube link later (just about to leave for a coffee
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I would LOVE to sing during labor and I could almost see myself doing something like that ... I just *do* stuff like that


How fun!!! I might even head out and get a few iTunes cards (I prefer to prepay those with cash instead of using the cc... that's *way* too easy
) so I can work on that today!
 

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I've already told DH to be prepared to play Harvest, by Neil Young over and over and over. (We have it on vinyl, so someone will have to flip it over. This might be someone's entire job.
) That album always puts me in a happy, calm place. We have a few Joni Mitchell albums I might be okay with hearing too (I loooove Joni, but I'm not sure it's labour music, kwim?).
I'll probably make an itunes playlist too, just in case everyone in the room gets sick of Neil Young.
Again, more happy-calm music... probably Julie Doiron, Peggy Honeywell, blah blah blah. Oh, and this spoken word cd by Utah Phillips and Ani DiFranco... which seems like an odd choice for labour, but it just makes me feel good!
I'll turn your record over baby, as long as you waiting until Monday (pleasepleasepleaseplease).
 

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I'm working on CDs and collecting music right now... For me, music is emotional and I need it to take me somewhere (an emotional state of mind)...

So I have some Tracy Chapman, Regina Spektor, Kate Nash, Matisyahu, A Fine Frenzy, Ingrid Michaelson, Rosie Thomas, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson...

I'm having way too much fun with this! At least it's keeping me busy!!
 

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Haven't read this whole thread but I'll tell you what was awesome for me last time- a cd of Tibetan Singing bowls. It was really amazing. I am definitely going to bring it this time too.
 

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I borrowed by mom's MP3 player and made a playlist for myself for when I am in labor. It's all worship songs. I have never felt the urge to do this with my other births, but when I am listening to these songs on the radio, with my eyes closed and usually a hand in the air, I have been visualizing myself doing this while in labor. So, I figured that I would have it ready to see how it goes. I love listening to music because it helps me to totally zone out everything else around me, especially when it's worship songs.
 
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