music

Stressed During Pregnancy? Play Some Music

Photo: Shutterstock/The Bump
Photo: Shutterstock/The Bump
You don't need me to tell you that pregnancy and stress can go hand-in-hand. Wondering if there's a way to keep your blood pressure from skyrocketing? Your iPod might just do the trick. The link between music and mood seems pretty obvious, but scientists at the Max Planck Institute for... read more

Creating the Perfect Playlist for Delivery — and Beyond!

Photo: Veer / The BumpPhoto: Veer / The Bump
I like to make playlists for most everything: workouts, parties, meals -- essentially all of my life’s moments large and small. So naturally, I wanted a playlist for the birth of my baby. Some people scoffed at the idea. They told me, "You'll never use it, you’ll be too entrenched in pain to want to... read more

Baby Names Inspired By Classic Crooners

Classic Crooners
Right now, you want to wear earplugs when your baby screams. But in a few years (and with a few vocal lessons), you may be plugging in headphones to listen to their hits. Here are some singer-inspired names to get them on that track. Frank Who wouldn’t want their son to emulate Ol’ Blue Eyes... read more