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Mariah Carey's personal soundtrack

Mariah Carey's personal soundtrack
A birthing playlist sounds like a good idea, but does it reveal a level of genius or self-absorption that new mom Mariah Carey chose her own music? Husband Nick Cannon explained to Gayle King, "My wife wanted to make sure that when the babies [Moroccan Scott and Monroe] came out, that they came out not only to a Mariah Carey song, but a live performance from Mariah Carey — her Madison Square Garden performance of 'Fantasy' — so they came out to a round of applause." That's one way to get your kids to imprint. Yahoo! Music mused about selecting an oldie but goodie, and pointed out, "Carey is a big fan of breaking out 'Fantasy' at milestone moments."

Memorable Celebrity Birth Moments

June 19, 2013

Celebrities are often game to experiment. However, when it comes to giving birth these moms-to-be often want their experience to be as natural and harmonious as possible — sometimes to the point of seeming unnatural. But besides learning to breathe right and anguishing over whether to go the epidural-or-no-epidural route, they also have to plot how to avoid the almighty intrusive paparazzi lens. Here are just a few memorable — and sometimes controversial — birth moments of celebrity moms. -- By Vera H-C Chan