Babies in utero develop their ability to hear at 32 weeks. Therefore, their capacity to recognize vocal tones and melodies is established before they take their first breath of air. For this reason, I recommend my clients start playing music and singing to their babies in utero. The comforting familiarity of songs becomes a great tool for parents to use to connect with their newborn. Never underestimate the power of a good song! Working with babies as a postpartum doula I have learned to always have a good playlist on hand. Sometimes a tune is all it takes to soothe a crying babe and send them into a slumber. Here is a list of songs that you and your baby will enjoy.
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- Penguin – Michael Hurley
- Get Happy – Whispertown
- Mama You Sweet – Lucinda Williams
- Lopin’ Along Thru the Cosmos – Judee Sill
- I’ll Be Here in the Morning – Townes Van Zandt
- Can’t Stop Cryin’– Whisptertown
- The Moons Detriment – Shannon Lay
- Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
- Who Knows Where the Time Goes – Fairport Convention
- Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) – John Lennon
- From the Morning – Nick Drake
- Razor Love – Neil Young
- You are Your Mother’s Child – Conor Oberst
- Blue Moon – Big Star
About Carson Meyer: Carson is a DONA certified Birth Doula from Malibu, California. She attended New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study where she pursued studies in child development, art therapy and alternative medicine. In 2016 Carson returned to Los Angeles and began her journey as a doula with training from BiniBirth founder and DONA President, Ana Paula Markel. She works closely with mentor Lori Bregman and is a member of the Loom Community. Carson is passionate about supporting parents through a healthy and peaceful pregnancy, birth and post-partum period in the environment that best suits their needs.