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I write about about being a 40-something mum of five wonderfully exasperating children, attachment parenting, my adventures in the kitchen, and whatever else comes to mind. 

-Melissa.

Playlists - 38wks

Playlists - 38wks

I love music -- LOVE MUSIC -- there is very little I won't happily listen to, in the right mood. As a teen, I was a huge fan of the mix tape. As an adult, that translated into mix discs for friends. Many a road trip has featured a carefully-crafted mix-disc (or twelve).

Why should homebirth be an exception?

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With my third child, I opted to listen to a favourite disc on repeat -- I spent much of that labour singing and slow dancing through contractions to Crowded House's "Recurring Dream" -- but this time I wanted something more varied. That translated into a massive playlist on my laptop which I eventually split into two lists: early labour and active labour.

At the request of a couple friends, I turned them into Youtube video playlists (as much as possible -- not everything was available on Youtube) and am posting them here for your enjoyment:

Early Labour

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries?list=PLmVWy7H8aFORvNZleev-ETzEz6FTzsYCu]

Active Labour

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries?list=PLmVWy7H8aFOQ3ssG38KQbxeuZB6Cb8eb2]

The big event should be happening any day now -- follow along on Twitter with hashtag #BabyTheLast!

Inhale

Inhale

36 Weeks

36 Weeks