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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.

So what was on my playlist?

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

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

Article Posted 7 years Ago

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