Realistically, I don’t really know if I’ll feel like listening to anything. I’m kind of a quiet, focused, solitude kind of girl when it comes to tasks. I don’t want anyone in the room with me during labor except for my husband Craig and who knows how I’ll feel about that when the time comes. If it comes down to it I can always go hide out in the bathroom, right? In a lot of birthing books I’ve read they actually suggest going into the bathroom and sitting on the toilet – it’s quiet in there and it’s the position you need to be in anyway, so it’s kind of perfect.
But, I digress, back to the birth mix. I made one anyway – actually I made two of them. ”Part One” includes upbeat music for the early stages of labor and “Part Two” is more relaxing music that I can also use as a nice background post delivery for what I’d like to think of as “The Afterglow”. I thought it would be nice to have a background soundtrack to fall in love with our daughter too. I know that music isn’t necessary for one to fall in love, but it’s still nice.
Read after the jump to see what’s on my birth mix!
Here is “Part One”: Upbeat Birth Mix
*(Includes a bit of Cake, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson and even a little ODB, because you never know what you might be motivating.)
And….here is “Part Two”: Relaxation/Afterglow Birth Mix
*(Includes Iron & Wine, M. Ward, Johnny Cash, Ray LaMontagne, etc…)
Do you have a birth mix? If so, what’s on it?