Hubby and I are taking childbirth classes and one of the questions posed to the group is “What helps us relax?”. Besides things like massages and deep breathing, music of course ranks high on the list for most. What was interesting to learn is the music shouldn’t any specific genre like classical or jazz, but something that you personally enjoy and the tempo can vary based on the progression of labor. This of course gives me a great reason to create a new playlist, a “labor of love” if you will. Here are some of my top picks for “D-Day” that can also work for general relaxation.
1. Tough Love / Jessie Ware
2. This Is Love (Feels Alright) / Camera Obscura
3. Heart Is A Drum / Beck
4. Stay With Me / Sam Smith
5. The Mother We Share / Chvrches
[Photograph by Mary Kate McKenna]