Labor playlist?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Did you play music in the hospital during your labor?
    Yes, and it helped : (5 votes)
    22 %
    Yes, and it hindered : (1 votes)
    4 %
    No, but it sounds like a good idea : (10 votes)
    43 %
    No, but it sounds like a not-so-great idea : (5 votes)
    22 %
    I intended to, but ended up not doing it for whatever reason : (2 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I had a long labor playlist that played almost the entire time (about 44 of 45 hours) and it REALLY helped! It was a bunch (about 5 hours) of my favorite praise & worship! It kept me grounded when things got difficult & gave me something to focus on!

    I plan on adding to it for this next birth.

    Post # 4
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    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I can only imagine those who voted no, don’t like music?  Haha, but seriously I want to do this very much and I’m checking on my hospitals rules

    Post # 5
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    716 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m planning on making one. My only concrete song so far is “I am Woman”. Haha. I plan on having a mix of stuff to pump me up (Macklemore, Tyga, etc) and some good ol’ country songs and calmer stuff for when I’m in the mood (Mumford & Sons, Garth Brooks).

    Post # 6
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    134 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I didnt vote, but I wouldnt do the music thing. and I like music! lol

    Here’s why: When I was in labor with my first, it was so intense the music just added to the chaos. I felt so awful at times and it was almost like being at a club or whatnot, drinking too much and getting sick. That music is just pounding in your head, adding to the sick feeling right? Same thing happened to me during labor. It actually became annoying and I just wanted quiet. I just wanted to close my eyes and breath in silence. 

    Same thing happened to me at the dentist! I put headphones on and the music was just too much! I couldnt listen to that band for months afterward haha

    Post # 8
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    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @CloverQueen:  Haha I was totally kidding…mostly ;D but I’m glad to hear your perspective. I suppose a lot of factors could make a difference like what kind of pain meds were being used, how long you were laboring, and maybe even how many cm you were dialated. It’s good to think about.

    Post # 9
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    416 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think it’s a great idea, but I’d make different mixes for different times. Happy music for the early part, soothing music for transition, pumped up music for pushing…that kind of thing. 

    Post # 11
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    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    I did and I played music that helped me relax. I’m a big Smashing Pumpkins fan so I had all of their more softer songs playing. I also had Simon and Garfunkle which is my go to music when I’m having a stressful day. Some classical was thrown in as well as some show tunes because I love musicals. When it was time for me to push with my twins I was actually singing “There is nothing like a dame” from South Pacific lol. The doctor thought that was hilarious but an epidural does wonders 😉

    Post # 12
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    2311 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Sounds interesting but no way do i want to ‘feel at home’ in a hospital under that condition. I dont want it to remind me of home at all. I want to do my business asap and get out of that environment and go home and play music there. Lol! I guess i am the exception. 

    Post # 14
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    701 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I cant vote because I am only TTC…I just wanted to say that I think this is a great idea!

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