I had planned on a water birth, but as some of you may know, Mother Nature does not always follow your desired plan. The reality for me, was being rushed into the delivery room ten minutes after I arrived at the hospital because I was already 8cm dilated! No drugs! No pool! No relaxing, calming birthing music!
I later found the CD compilation that I put together in the bottom of my hospital bag, never to be used. I still have the folder on my computer, lets have a look at some of the songs I put together on the playlist –
- Carnival – The Cardigans
- Lets stay together – Al Green
- Cupid – Amy Winehouse
- The sea – Morcheeba
- Don’t stop – Fleetwood Mac
- The distance – Cake
- You do something to me – Paul Weller
- Ten storey love song – The Stone Roses
- Walking on a dream – Empire of the Sun
- You’ve got the love – Florence and the Machine
- To the End – Blur
- Golden Years – David Bowie
- Days – Kirsty MacColl
- Wild horses – The Sundays
- Love of my life – Queen
I wanted to put together songs that relaxed me and I liked. Listening to whale music, wind chimes or panpipes would totally have the opposite effect on me (they play this kind of music in the beauticians I visit and it irritates the heck out of me). I knew I would be nervous and it had to be something familiar to me, something that helped me think positive, calm thoughts. At the time, I googled other mothers birthing lists and found that a lot of them were quite comical, would you seriously want to give birth to ‘Push it’ by Salt N Peppa? Not for me, thank you!
Did any of you plan a birthing playlist? Did you get to use it? Its such a personal choice for us all and it can be a great thing to help motivate/relax you during childbirth.
Take care all, ta ta for now xxx