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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

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