Even though your baby hasn't arrived yet, it may be beneficial for you to break out the baby lullabies stat....
Even though your baby hasn't arrived yet, it may be beneficial for you to break out the baby lullabies stat. Research reported by The Journal of Clinical Nursing notes that mamas-to-be who listened to lullabies and nature sounds for just 30 minutes a day showed significant reductions in stress, anxiety and depression after just two weeks.

music-for-moms-to-be The lullaby CD that mamas listened to included songs like Brahms' Lullaby and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Nature sounds included Tropical Mystery and Friendly Natives and also included on the CD were Chinese children's rhymes and songs, like Little Honey-Bee and Jasmine. One researcher on the study, Professor Chung-Hey Chen, notes, "Pregnancy is a unique and stressful period for many expectant mothers and they suffer anxiety and depression because of the long time period involved. In fact, anxiety and depression during pregnancy is a similar health problem to postnatal depression." Of course anything that can lessen a mama's stress level is welcome. When it's as easy as music, it's just a great bonus. To find lullabies and nature sounds that you like try sampling some on iTunes before you buy or check out a CD made just for you Mozart for Mothers-To-Be: Tender Lullabies for Mother and Child. Don't forget, research shows that calm music can also help reduce labor pain.

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