I won’t begin to describe what has taken place at the moment of birth for the hundreds of parents that have practiced the “A Sound Beginning” program. However, you could ask couples such as Wolfgand Puck and Barbara Lazaroff who told us:
As we began to sing to Cameron after birth, he opened his eyes and look into mine calmly and intensely. I could see and feel the recognition. When he was overwhelmed by experiencing all his senses, his Womb Song was calming and comforting. Over the first many months, I have sung it to him often, especially to lull him to sleep and when I nurse. It continues to calm Cameron and also soothes Wolf and me. A Sound Beginning has provided all of us with an invaluable continuity between my pregnancy and Cameron’s infancy. the womb song will always be with us.
Jean Smart of Designing Women fame and Richard Gilliland also applied the techniques of “A Sound Beginning,” and after the birth of their son shared their experience with us:
Two minutes after delivery they put him on Jean’s chest and we sang and it calmed him. He just quieted. Now there is definitely recognition. You can see it and feel it. Particularly when he is upset, there is a definite calming factor. You can sense that bonding is happening and you heel so in tune with that baby’s every need.
Our baby’s responsive to the Womb song and especially our voices created a strong band. It makes common sense and was a lovely preparation.
Artist manager Ken Kragen whose projects include: Hand Across America, We Are the World and USA for Africa, together with his wife Cathy Worthington described the birth of their daughter Emma:
A Sound Beginning worked like a charm. Emma came out, opened her eyes and grabbed my hand. I couldn’t believe it. She was as calm as could be. Now, she hardly ever cries and both Cathy and I have found that we can calm her almost always by singing her Womb Song to her. Thanks for a wonderful system. It really works and works beautifully.
Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson chose “A Sound Beginning” to help them prepare for the arrival of their daughter Dakota.