family with one child and pregnant mother

St. Louis Birth Rhythms is deeply committed to helping families in the St. Louis area enhance their birth experiences. St. Louis Birth Rhythms uses music therapy and other creative arts to support, educate, and prepare couples for birth. We offer doula support combined with music therapy and childbirth classes featuring creative arts.

Consider the music you hear daily. Department stores use peppy, positive music so you'll feel good and want to shop more. You change the songs and artists you listen to depending on your mood. Certain songs remind you of specific people or times in your life. And a hard workout is made easier with the right music.

Now consider what happens when you’re listening to music that is out of sync with your mood or circumstance. If your heart has been broken, do you want to hear a love song? When you want to sleep, do you want to listen to dance music?  Of course not, but this happens in birth all the time. 

Music helps us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It can get us moving when we’re tired. Encourage and motivate us when we’re feeling frustrated. It can help us relax and even sleep.

You need someone who understands the power of music to help you during your labor. You need someone who can create music just for you. You need someone who can combine the power of music with amazing support for you and your family during your labor. A music therapist can do all of that.

Our music therapy and doula services
-educate in a way that is creative and fun
-encourage families to think about their feelings about birth
-teach families how to use music and other creative arts in their daily lives
-support all families regardless of birth preferences
-create a safe space for learning and labor
-get you moving in labor
-help you relax
-empower families to have positive birth experiences
-create an ideal environment for bonding