Preparing for and experiencing birth through music.

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 moodCertain 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. 

As many stories do, the story of St. Louis Birth Rhythms started with a failure. Maura Marksteiner has been a music therapist for over 5 years when she was preparing to have her first son. She thought she knew how to pick out music for birth. But when her music didn't support her all the way through her labor, she knew there was a piece missing. 

Since then, she has pursued specialized training for music therapy in the birth setting. She discovered a passion and assembled a team of music therapists who are passionate as well. For the first time, your choices of doulas in St. Louis include St. Louis Birth Rhythms where we know how to tap into the power of music.