I've been compiling the perfect music for labor over the past few weeks, and have come up with this little (short) beauty, divided into two parts. The first part is for the time that I spend in active labor at home - music to pump me up and keep my adrenaline going so that I can be active and productive and help the baby along. The second part is for when I'm at the hospital and trying to stay calm and centered through the last and most painful contractions, before I start pushing.
Paradise - Coldplay
Human - The Killers
The Show Goes On - Lupe Fiasco
Till Kingdom Come - Coldplay
The Heart of Life - John Mayer
Holocene - Bon Iver
One might notice two things about these lists: they only contain like.. 12 minutes of music each and though I try to be an optimist, my labor will probably be a lot longer than that. Secondly, lots of Coldplay. I feel like I've been craving Coldplay this whole pregnancy.
I've had to be really selective about the music I choose because I don't want to have songs that I don't absolutely love or I know I'll get totally annoyed and the playlist idea will be counterproductive - that said, I need more music. All of my other music (and I have a fairly wide variety) just isn't right.
So please overload me with your favorite pump up music and put-you-in-a-trance-like-state-similar-to-Vietnamese-monks music. Thanks in advance!
Here are the youtube clips of the songs I listed above so that you get an idea of what kind of music I'm looking for:
The Show Goes On
Till Kingdom Come
The Heart of Life
Holocene (the best music video I've ever seen in my life)
Oh, and on my progress so far: I'm dilating, slowly but surely. The contractions are teensy, but pretty constant and I'm trying to help them along as much as I can.