The ultimate playlist for the birthing suite

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The ultimate playlist for birth

Take P!nk into the delivery room but leave Salt-N-Pepa at home!

That’s the advice of American obstetrician, Dr Jacques Moritz, who has partnered with streaming service Spotify to create the ultimate playlist for the birthing suite.

Music influences how our bodies manage fear and pain, so it makes sense that playing music during labour can help women cope with contractions.

Not just any music will do, though. Dr Moritz recommends different tunes for the different stages of labour and says music should be ‘empowering’ and not too slow (120 beats per minute should do it).

And if you think ‘Push It’ by Salt-N-Pepa is the perfect choice, then think again. Dr Moritz gives this song the thumbs down for birth. Instead, he recommends Coldplay’s ‘Don’t Panic’, P!nk’s ‘Try’ and ‘Under Pressure’ by David Bowie and Queen. Go figure!

Dr Moritz’s ideal birthing playlist:

Pearl Jam: Just Breathe

James Bay: Let It Go

Regina Spektor: Don’t Leave Me

Sigur Rós: Festival

Death Cab for Cutie: Transatlanticism

The Lumineers: Ho Hey

Norah Jones: Sunrise

Craft Spells: After the Moment

Xavier Rudd: Follow the Sun

Lucinda Williams: Fruits of My labour

John Lennon: Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)

Colbie Caillat: Capri

D’Angelo: Really Love

Milton Nascimento: Nos Bailes Da Vida

Coldplay: Don’t Panic

Fleet Foxes: Your Protector

Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Maps

Kygo Maty Noyes: Stay

P!nk: Try

Muse: Starlight

John Legend: All of Me – Tiesto’s Birthday Remix

David Bowie, Queen: Under Pressure

U2: With or Without You

Wilco: Impossible Germany

Arcade Fire: Wake Up


Patty Griffin: Heavenly Day

Iron & Wine: Naked As We Came

Beyoncé: Blue

Johann Sebastian Bach, Yo-Yo Ma: Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1


(via News)

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