Being ready for labor requires lots of time planning, purchasing, and preparing for all the possible things that you may need during your time of labor, delivery and post-partum…do not forget how important music and a birth playlist is to relaxing and creating the atmosphere for Birth that you want.
I believe our time during labor and birth is a special time that should be filled with peace and worship. Many times, birth trauma can cause us to lose sight of the hope and joy that comes with birth, but keeping our minds focused on Christ, our spouse, and the baby to come can be made easier with soulful worship music playing in the background.
For mothers who have lost their baby mid-pregnancy, it can be especially difficult to go into an induction with a sense of peace and a worshipful attitude. Our induction was scheduled so quickly, that I really didn’t think about planning music as I had at our other births. I believe that the one thing that was missing from our time in the hospital was the background music playing that would have continually spoken life into our souls and reminded us of God’s faithfulness and His goodness.
I hope some of these ideas will help you, especially if you are heading into a difficult induction after your baby has passed.