“All I can do is keep breathing”

I think that I have mentioned before that I love Pandora. Seriously… I feel like Pandora knows me like a best friend sometimes. Chris was an amazing birth coach this last labor and delivery, but did you know that Pandora at one point acted as my doula? Let me explain. At the hospital, Chris turned on one of my favorite Pandora stations on his iphone while I was in the water during really intense labor. All of a sudden “Keep Breathing” came on by Ingrid Michaelson (whom I adore if you didn’t already know this):

“The Storm is coming, but I don’t mind……”
But all that I know is I’m breathing
All I can do is keep breathing
All we can do is keep breathing now
Now, now, now”

I remember when that song came on I felt a moment of peace, because if ever there was a time in my life when all I could do was keep breathing, that was it. I remember that being a beautiful moment during labor. It sounds so cheesy, but that song really helped me a lot to refocus. Okay, any other pandora fans out there?

sam - April 29, 2011 - 10:30 am

what a beautiful song… was this last one totally natural? I’m thinking about it with this one… did you do hyponobirthing?

kara - April 29, 2011 - 12:53 pm

I did do it all natural again. I didn’t do hypno birthing. I read the Bradley Method book. I wouldn’t say I follow a method at all, but that book was helpful. Wait, so you are pregnant right now???? If so, congrats.. that is so exciting!! Let me know if you want to chat more about birth sometime :).