WATCH: Ooh baby, baby! This family sang Salt-N-Pepa’s Push It in the delivery room... and other top songs to give birth to
On 23 December, Jordan Houston and a pregnant Jadie Phelps welcomed their baby girl, just minutes, according to Jordan’s Facebook post, after the family’s a capella rendition of Salt-N-Pepa’s Push It. The song was triggered by Jordan’s message to his little one on camera. “And you will be here soon enough,” said Jordan to the camera, “As soon as your momma pushes you real good.”
Jordan’s brother started things off before daddy, and mommy, joined in, and honestly, we can’t think of a better, cooler way, to welcome your baby into the world. Here – see for yourself:
And 10 minutes later, at 9:01 pm, came baby Alaya Jae Houston.
We often talk about our babies and music, whether it’s the kinds of sounds they react positively to or the fact that while you're pregnant and they’re nestling in your tummy, they can already hear and respond to your voice. In fact, research has shown that the heartbeat of your foetus slows down when it hears your voice. So once baby is born and recognises the sound of mommy’s voice, he immediately feels calm. Isn’t that something?
- Read more about your baby in the womb here: The secret life of your unborn baby
Babies remember sounds and songs from when they were in the womb, so there’s a lesson there: don’t be playing any Marvin Gaye. But sometimes, we do need a little music ourselves to calm our nerves, especially as we’re steadily approaching our due date.
A lot of women actually create a playlist before the time and play a particular song when they’re giving birth. And in a new study conducted by Pampers, the company revealed exactly which kinds of songs and the most popular ones women listen to.
- Also read: This song makes baby happy!
While 40% of moms wanted something chilled, 37% wanted a song that was upbeat and happy. So you best believe Push It made the list.
Check out the top 20 songs below – there are a few good chuckles in here so all we'll ask is, "Ya'll ready for this?"
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