Have you thought about having a playlist for labour? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Music can evoke all kinds of emotions and happy hormones. It’s super powerful! If we hear a song than brings back happy memories, oxytocin will flow which in turn helps the uterine muscles to work as they should and as a result labour will be more comfortable and much more efficient. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Creating a playlist that gives you energy and a playlist that makes you feel calm can be a brilliant way to ‘control the controllables’ during birth.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whether you need a boost or you want to relax, music will help you to do this and allow you to focus on your breathing, visualising and working with your body to do what it is designed to do. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Starting to create your playlists earlier in pregnancy is a great idea so you can add to them as the weeks go by. This is another little tool that you can add to your hypnobirthing toolkit with your birth partner. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Birth partners are a fundamental part of labour and hypnobirthing will help them to feel like they are doing a good job and empowered to help you through this life changing experience. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Visit www.hypnobirthingandme.com for more information.