Music calms me. It quiets my brain. It helps me relax. I knew I wanted to listen to music during my labor and delivery.
More importantly, I knew I wanted a labor and delivery.
There is one song I hear all of the time on Pandora that will always and forever remind me of Elizabeth’s birth story. It was not a suggestion from anyone. I added it all by myself. It was actually one of only three songs I ended up listening to on a constant loop during my 21 hours of labor. While James Taylor is amazing and Stevie Wonder is a genius, their lovely lyrics and soft mental images were NOT the ones I ended up needing when it came time to deliver my daughter.
The song I’m talking about is ‘Til I Colllapse, by Eminem.