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Music for ELCS

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Boogiemumma Wed 01-Jun-11 12:06:33

I'm having ELCS on Tues and feel quite relaxed about it all, can't wait to meet DD. Consultant said that I'm welcome to bring in a CD for DD to be born to. Has anyone or is anyone planning to take music in for their birth? I want to choose something memorable and timeless, I'm curious what music anyone else has thought to take in?

WidowWadman Wed 01-Jun-11 12:21:31

Hmm, I was too busy chatting to the anaesthesist to be actually listening to music.

QTPie Wed 01-Jun-11 14:48:56


I thought about it long and hard and wanted something "timeless, relaxing, but upbeat" (if that makes sense) - so went for something light, upbeat and a bit jazzy. Still have the playlist on my iphone (brings back nice memories):
- Come Fly with Me (Michael Buble)
- What a Difference a Day Makes (Dinah Washington)
- Sunrise (Norah Jones)
- All Time Love (Will Young)
- Come Away with Me (NJ)
- Don't Know Why (NJ)
- I Cried for You (Katie Melhua)
- Try a Little Tenderness (MB)
- Home (MB)
- The Way You Look Tonight (MB)
- Womderful Tonight (MB)
- Georgia on My Mind (MB)

Embarrassingly, I was so caught up in the birth that I don't know what was playing when he was born! Anaesthetist liked my choices though.

graciousenid Wed 01-Jun-11 17:41:19

we've had Carol King's Tapestry for all of ours, it's become a tradition (all born to different songs though) - must look it out for #4!

PaigeTurner Thu 02-Jun-11 18:35:37

They had the radio on when DS was born. Was cut open to Madonna's Get Into The Groove hmm

Boogiemumma Thu 02-Jun-11 19:53:53

Ha ha how fitting smile

wheresmytractor Sat 04-Jun-11 22:00:04

I have had amongst others:
Feel my love - Adele
Somewhere over the rainbow - Eva Cassidy
Circle game - Joni Mitchell

Panzee Sat 04-Jun-11 22:01:40

Something short. grin It's 5 minutes from cut to birth.

duckdodgers Sun 05-Jun-11 10:21:59

They also had the radio on when I had my emergency CS. Leona Lewis Bleeding Love was playing when they tried and failed to get the epidural sited. And Johnny Mathis When A Child Is Born was playing just before he was born, honestly! Cheesy but lovely!!! (My DS was born on 14 December so there was a good chance there would be some Christmas music on grin)

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