Friday, March 2, 2012

Birth Jingle

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?


  1. Interesting. I've given birth 3 times. I was in labor 35 mins with first, 45 mins with second, and 2 hours with third. I have an incompetent cervix. Before you say I wish I had that, my first son died because he was born at 64 weeks and my labor happened so fast they couldn't stop it. With the other 2 they put stitches in my cervix at 14 weeks and removed them at 38 weeks. Also when your labor is this short, you don't have time for medications...

    1. Thanks for sharing your experiences with me. I appreciate it.

  2. I don't have any kids, but my mom told me that her labors were very different for me and my sister. She was in labor for 18 hours with me, but only 4 with my sister. I'll have to ask her if she did anything special the second time!

    1. Hey thanks for your comment. That is interesting. I hope my 3rd labor is faster than my first two. Have a good day! You have pretty pictures on your blog :)