Beautiful! What a gifted woman. I just finished reading Ina May Gaskin’s Guide to Childbirth and she talks about how singing is supposed to be great for opening the cervix and relaxing a woman. It must really work to relax a person. I think I would be too self aware to sing by myself…maybe if everyone sang with me though! ;)
If you were to sing right now, yes, you might be too self aware. But during a birth, you are much more in touch with your primal self rather than your analytical self. Singing is like a friend, and women often feel more comfortable singing than making random grunting noises!