Creating a music playlist for labor and delivery is a great way to keep your mind off the pain. If you’re looking for song ideas for your hospital room playlist, look no further. Here are a few more songs that will get you in the mood to bring baby into the world.
“Let’s Get It Started”
Artist: The Black Eyed Peas
Rationale: You’ve waited long enough to meet this little person.
Rationale: It often starts with a bit (or more than a bit) of pressure. Own it.
Artist: Michelle Branch
Rationale: Sometimes it’s the only thing you can do.
“You Shook Me All Night Long”
Rationale: For those long, into-the-night deliveries.
“The Sweet Escape”
Artist: Gwen Stefani
Rationale: The relief upon receipt of epidural is truly as the title says.
Artist: Aretha Franklin
Rationale: Celebrate a natural birth with a fitting anthem.
“Eye of the Tiger”
Rationale: Perfect pump-you-up song up for the next big contraction.
“Kick Drum Heart”
Artist: The Avett Brothers
Rationale: Peppy, upbeat tune that’s great for pushing your little “heart” into the world.
“Ring of Fire”
Artist: Johnny Cash
Rationale: Because, well, at a certain point that’s what it feels like.
“I’m Every Woman”
Artist: Chaka Khan
Rationale: You, like your sisters before you, are continuing the human race. No small feat.
Rationale: This truly will rank up there as one of the best, most beautiful days of your life.
Artist: Dixie Chicks
Rationale: Lyrics like these: “Life began when I saw your face, and I hear your laugh like a serenade.”
“I Hope You Dance”
Artist: Lee Ann Womack
Rationale: You’ll cry – and it won’t be because of the pain.