Post # 1
Did you have your own music during labour?
What sort of music did you have and how did you choose?
Did it make any difference or did it just annoy you?
I still have 18weeks till my due date but since times flying already I dont think it hurts to think ahead.
Post # 2
Never given birth, but I recommend “Push It” on repeat :-p
Post # 3
xstitchbride425: haha.. thats hilarious! A very encouraging song. 😉
Post # 4
Lol no…I don’t think I would have even heard the music if I had put some on.
Post # 5
mrsfang: I did! I put together a really relaxing mix a couple of months beforehand and would veg for a few minutes while Darling Husband rubbed my back each night before bed. That way, when I went into labor at 11 pm and had my baby at 7:30 the next morning, essentially pulling an all nighter, I could snooze between contractions (unmedicated) for a few minutes with that music in the background. I definitely think it helped and I’ll do it again!
Post # 6
mrsfang: I meant to make a labor play list but never got around to it. I wish I had! But we ended up just having some music on Pandora on, which was fine. I used it for distraction during a contraction, like we learned in a hynobirth class. When the contraction came, I focused on the music and the feel of the cold washcloth on my head. I spent maybe 2 or 3 hours in the bathtub (we were at a birthing center) like that, from 5 cm dilation to 7 cm. It helped a lot! I don’t think I wouldn’ve wanted or even heard music later, like when I was pushing. Congrats on your pregnancy!
Post # 7
I made two different labor playlists – and in the end, I didn’t use either of them :-\ It doesn’t hurt to put something together in case you end up wanting it, but I was so focused on just getting through each contraction that I wouldn’t have even noticed music. (I ended up making one more up-tempo playlist, and another that was more mellow – both just with music I like).
Post # 8
There was a radio in the corner of the room that was playing music pretty much the whole time. It was a nice distraction sometimes, sometimes it was a little annoying, and once things got really painful I didn’t even hear it.
After she was out and cleaned up and all the doctors and nurses had cleared out of the room, it was finally quiet enough to hear the music again, and “Isn’t She Lovely” came on. It was kind of perfect, haha.
Post # 9
Thanks ladies. I was just unsure of what kind of music i would want. I think il just put a few of my favourites together and see how I go.
MrsAKSkier: Im not doing hypnobirthing classes but I plan on reading some books about it so I like the idea of using the music as a distraction. Can you recommend any hypnobirthing books?
piratekitten: Aww.. What a beautiful coincidence! 🙂
Post # 10
music was the last thing on my mind and i was so pro music
Post # 11
We had music going during labour, even though I ended up needing an emergency c-section. I made like 5 different playlists, because presumably I would want something different at different stages, which I did. My playlists were Ambient, Drone, Classical, Techno (minimal), Indian Classical.
I think I ended up playing mostly the ambient, classical and techno. We were in a hospital, but Fiance brought his laptop which was playing the music.
These were two of my favourite albums on the ambient playlist:
Post # 12
I had Sex and the City on the TV in the background. The nurses/doctor asked if I wanted it off and I said no. I wasn’t even paying attention to it though lol. I guess I just needed my girls there with me 😉
Post # 13
I prepared for some music – the kind that I just pure enjoy listening to and relaxes me but never even thought of it once during labor. I read a book when the contractions allowed me to but I couldn’t sleep through it during the night, and chatted with my husband other times. We tried to watch a movie but I kept having to pause for contractions every few minutes so that didn’t really work.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017
I’m only 25 weeks but I’m planning on making a playlist of my favourite songs (I like trance dance music), a relaxing nature/Japanese shamisen playlist and finally my favourite Harry Potter audio book (no. 4). I don’t know which I’ll end up using or if I’ll throw the portable speakers out the window, but I think it’s better to be overprepared than underprepared 🙂
Post # 15
mrsfang: I’m planning to have some music ready to go. I’ve used music to get through other medical procedures before so I have seen the benefit! Darling Husband will likely get involved too and make one or we’ll make one together. We’ll take our $30 Amazon basics Bluetooth speaker to the hospital and leave the bulkier (and more expensive) Jambox at home. who know if we will actually use it but we both like music most of the time so can’t hurt to have it ready. Even found a couple of L&D playlists on spotify!
Cory_loves_this_girl: my bro and SIL ended up watching some crime drama like Law and order the whole time! Lol.