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Good Music To Play During (and After) Labor

By Casi Densmore-Koon |

Let me just say, Enya is my girl. We go wayyy back to 9 years ago when I must have listened to her cd (A Day Without Rain) for over 24 hours during labor with my first. And well, it was the only thing that kept me sane. Not to mention, I was so calm from all the soft sounds, I didn’t even need an epidurial. Gotta love it right? Ever since I can remember, I grew up listening to music. My father, a drummer, surrounded us with music – all day, everyday. From lullabies with Van Morrison to getting our groove on with JJ Cale.

Well, thanks to my Dad, music is a big part of my girls’ lives. We listen to Van Morrison and Chris Issak when we are in the rough sleeping newborn stage. Or, for us – acid refulx has always been against us and as soon as we put on a good lullaby and a little swaddle, we are good to go. I swear, a little music does wonders. And no, it doesn’t need to be some special childrens lullaby cd; just add a few of your favorites to the iPod. I can promise that they will love them too. We still put on music when our 2 year old fights, and immediately she is out with the sound of music.

Well, the same thing goes for labor! Music does wonders. It takes your mind off how tired you are, how much pain you’re in and all of the above. So I thought I would help you out and give you a few suggestions on what music is worth listening to during labor. After all, I’ve been through labor 4 times.

Scroll through the slideshow and take notes!


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Best Tunes For Labor & After

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

Anything Jack Johnson!
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About Casi Densmore-Koon


Casi Densmore-Koon

Casi Densmore-Koon is the founder and editor of cupcakeMAG, and cupcakeMAG Littles, ringleader of her five kids under ten, and her darling hubs. When she isn’t writing, interviewing celebs, and styling clients, you can find her reading the “weeklies,” wishing she had a nanny, and chasing after her little ones! Read bio and latest posts → Read Casi's latest posts →

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