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Playlists for Delivery Room

babysugar Diaries: Playlist for the Delivery Room

Lilsugar mamas came to my rescue! After much begging and pleading, you loyal lil readers provided me with some insightful tunes as I get ready for my next trip to the delivery room. I haven't begun to download the recommendations yet, but I am excited to get started. Here are your best bets for laboring:

  • "Beautiful Boy" by John Lennon
  • "God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys
  • "Blackbird" by the Beatles
  • "Lullabye" by the Dixie Chicks
  • "Little Star" by Madonna

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  • "Another Sunny Day" and "If She Wants Me" by Belle and Sebastian
  • "Angel of the Morning" by Juice Newton
  • "Someone Like You" by Van Morrison
  • Acoustic cover of "Simple Man"
  • "I Could Hold You in My Arms" by Ray Lamontagne
  • "Heavenly Day" by Patty Griffin
  • "Halleluia" by Jeff Buckley
  • "Open Arms" by Mariah Carey
  • "Butterfly Kisses" by Bob Carlisle
  • "Mint Car" by The Cure
  • "A New Day Has Come" by Celine Dion
  • "In My Daughter's Eyes"
  • "Fireflies" by Faith Hill
  • "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder
  • "Dare You to Move" by Switchfoot
  • "A Whole New World" from Aladdin
  • "I Hope You Dance"
  • "My Baby You" by Marc Anthony
  • "Things We've Handed Down" - Marc Cohn
  • "I Will Keep the Bad Things From You" - Damnwells
  • "Gracie" - Ben Folds
  • "Woman' Work" - Kate Bush
  • "Maternity Ward" by Art Brut. (pinzvm)
  • "Go On" by Jack Johnson
  • "Somewhere over the rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
  • "Burning Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash by (Ericka)
  • Green Day, Ani Difranco, Amy Winehouse and Kanye West.


Join The Conversation
handbagbride handbagbride 8 years
I can't wait to start compiling the playlist!
afarmer25 afarmer25 8 years
Another good one is "You'll be Blessed" by Elton John and, this is not a "baby" song, but "Orange Sky" by Alexi Murdoch is a great calming song.
Aelys Aelys 8 years
If you are to listen to "Open Arms" at least please get the original version by Journey. Not that Mariah's version is bad, but Journey's is so much better!
LaDolceVita LaDolceVita 8 years
Yay for packing lists!! Thanks!! I've started mine but nothing is better then comparing it to someone else's. Thanks!!
babysugar babysugar 8 years
LaDolceVita, That's a great question and you've inspired me to share my hospital packing list. I took an ipod dock and plugged it into the outlet by the delivery bed. It was by my head so I didn't have to blare it across the room. It was very calming for me to have in the room. And, "steal" away!
LaDolceVita LaDolceVita 8 years
Yay! I'm delivering in March and I think I'll "steal" some of these songs from you. One question, Do you listen on your ipod with headphones or does your hospital have a hook up? I just can't imagine wearing headphones while in labor!!
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