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Music Therapy

What is music therapy? 

Listening to music can do wonders to relieve stress and help you to relax during your labor. Experts suggest that it is the rhythm or beat of the music that has a calming effect. It is believed that a baby in a mother’s womb is influenced by its mother’s heartbeat, associating it with a safe, relaxing and protective environment. Later in life, this rhythmic beat of the music also becomes associated with a safe and relaxing environment.

How can I use music therapy? 

At Heywood, there is a CD player in every delivery room and we have a variety of CD’s to promote relaxation. We also encourage you to bring any favorite CD you may have from home that you may find comforting to use throughout your labor.