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20 Soothing Songs for Your Labor Playlist

The other day, a song came on the radio that transported me back to the moments just before my son’s birth.

In an instant, I was swept away, back to the delivery room, to the incredible anticipation of his birth. It was such a lovely memory.

Before he was born, I poured through our music library and chose my favorite songs. My playlist was a work in progress for weeks. I added and deleted songs until I felt I had the perfect mix.

I knew that I wouldn’t want to listen to music while actually delivering, so I focused on selections that I hoped would soothe me as I labored.

What was on my playlist? Find out after the jump…

Here’s my playlist:
Crash Into Me Dave Matthews Band
By Your Side Sade
Everything Michael Buble
Only Time Enya
The Best of What’s Around Dave Matthews Band
Fallen Sarah McLachlan
Sweet Baby James James Taylor
Hallelujah Jeff Buckley
A Better Life Keith Urban
Paint the Sky with Stars Enya
Satellite Dave Matthews Band
Kind and Generous Natalie Merchant
Come Away With Me Nora Jones
Home Michael Buble
Wave on Wave Pat Green
Wonder Natalie Merchant
Only Want to be With You Hootie and the Blowfish
Making Memories of Us Keith Urban
Where Are You Going Dave Matthews
These are Days Natalie Merchant

Do you plan to use a playlist during labor and/or delivery?
Have you already created one?
If so, who is on it?

Need a more upbeat list? Check out Danielle’s funny list: 33 Catchy Songs for Labor.

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