The Ultimate Playlist for Labor Music Ideas

Music can make your labor and delivery a little more peaceful – here are some of the best labor and music ideas!

Labor Music Ideas

Music to Play While Giving Birth

My last few weeks of pregnancy with Oliver were a little hard.

We found out that he was breech. I went through an unsuccessful ECV to try and turn him. And even though he eventually turned on his own, we found out that he was IUGR.

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I had no idea what to expect, and I felt totally out of control.

At one point, a c-section was on the table, and it just about made me go crazy. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with a c-section, but it wasn’t in my “plan.”

I started researching ways to make a c-section the best experience possible, and I loved all the tips people had. One of them was to have some kind of playlist, which I loved the idea of. Shortly after reading that, I heard the song “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz on the radio.

You guys, I started balling. For the first time in awhile, I felt at peace with everything. I don’t know why this song moved me the way it did, but it just made me feel that no matter what, everything was going to be okay. And that I wasn’t going to give up, even though things were tough.

This was the song that was going to be at the top of my playlist.

Life took a different route, and I was able to go into labor on my own and have the birth I had envisioned. But still, I wish I had made the playlist.

I love music, and it really calms me. I was in so much pain, and I feel like music may have helped to take the edge off.

So I decided to make this playlist for the next time around. I’ve compiled songs that I feel like I would have appreciated during labor, and I’ve also consulted with others for ideas. You can listen to the playlist for free on Spotify, or you can click on the songs individually below. Many of them you can get for free with Amazon Prime (and you can get a 30-Day Trial here).

Labor and Delivery Playlist Ideas

I Won’t Give up – Jason Mraz

Thousand Years – Christina Perri

Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles

Meet Your mom – Garth Brooks

First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes

My Girl – The Temptations

Push it – Salt and Peppa

Danny’s Song – Kenny Loggins and Messina

Breathe – Faith Hill

Me Too – Megan Trainor

What I Never Knew I Wanted – Carrie Underwood

All About That Bass – Megan Trainor

It All Started With a Beer – Frankie Ballard

Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

Happy –  Pharell Williams

Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5

You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall and Oates

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Die a Happy Man – Thomas Rhett

Make You Feel My Love – Adele

Roar – Katy Perry

Brave – Sara Bareilles

Hello World – Lady Antebellum

Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake

Anything Like Me – Brad Paisley

Let it Go James Bay

She is  – Lady Antebellum

Sunrise – Norah Jones

All of Me (party version) – John Legend

Under Pressure – David Bowie

Just Breathe – Pearl Jam

Try – Pink

Don’t Leave Me – Regina Spektor

It’s Time – Imagine Dragons

Closing Time – Semisonic


Here is the ultimate labor and delivery playlist - lots of great songs to help get you through the toughest of contractions!


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