The birth of a new child is certainly a joyous occasion, especially with the right combination of medications. And while the hospital environment can be a little stressful during the process, there are ways to ease your new child into this world with peace, joy and love. However, if you’d rather just go with a soundtrack of easy listening tracks, that option is now available as well.
I don’t want to be the sort of person who puts down a wonderful organization like the March of Dimes. Hey, I’m for healthy babies too! I’ve fathered two of them, and I was certainly thankful for their health. However, look at this lineup for Stork Tunes, “a CD celebrating motherhood with calming, inspirational musical compositions focused on mothers and babies.” Really, they couldn’t do any better than this?
Celine Dion, “A Mother’s Prayer”
Dixie Chicks, “Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)”
Jessica Andrews, “I Wish for You”
The Boys Choir of Harlem, “Children of the World”
Katrina Carlson, “Mother”
Norah Jones, “Sunrise”
Dean Backholm, “Mother & Child”
Kenny Loggins, “Rainbow Connection”
Billy Joel, “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)”
Sinead O’Connor, “All Babies”
Wynonna Judd, “Always Will”
Raffi, “May There Always be Sunshine”
I get the idea of wanting to relax while giving birth, but do we really want to give babies this sort of first impression? I’m trying my best to keep my kids from having to deal with the knowledge that Celine Dion is out there–somewhere–for as long as possible. March of Dimes, I’ll send you the $5 that’s donated from each purchase of this disc in lieu of buying it, because I’d rather stick to this realistic and moving take on the bond between mother and child, which my children heard while entering this world.
Stork Tunes [March of Dimes]