In the book I am reading, "Birthing From Within," (Sorry if you are getting sick of hearing about it) she shared how her first labor was 2 days long and she was terrified of another long labor. She wanted a shorter labor and made up a jingle expressing her wish:
I will only be in labor as long as it takes
To Make, Bake, Cool and Frost a Chocolate Cake.
She asked a friend to bake a cake (from scratch) during her labor. When her friend finished it and came in and showed it to her she was shocked it was already finished. BUT within 20 minutes her son was born.
She encourages mothers to come up with their own positive thinking rhythmic jingle and repeat it over and over so that it activates ones right brain.
I am curious if this could really work. Why not try it, hmm?
I have a jingle and perhaps will better it to make it more rhythmic- but for now here is how it goes.
I will only be in labor as long as I need
To Pack, Drive, Fill and Get in the Tub.
(Sorry if you don't understand it- I have my own planning and reasoning behind it).
Have you ever used something like this? What do you think?