Spotify Outs Birthing Playlist to Help Women Relax During Labor

By Arvin Matthew Paculaba, Parent Herald March 08, 06:42 am
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Music and video streaming service Spotify recently outed a birthing playlist to help pregnant women relax during labor. The company drew suggestions from medical professionals in order to assemble the definitive delivery room beats.

Dr. Jacques Moritz told Daily Mail that the collection is the "perfect push playlist" since it mirrors a mother's childbirth experience. The playlist starts with mellow songs which will then transition to more intense tunes then back again to soothing symphonies. The playlist consists of the following tracks:

1. Pearl Jam - Just Breathe

2. James Bay - Let It Go

3. Regina Spektor - Don't Leave Me

4. Sigur Rós - Festival

5. Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism

6. The Lumineers - Ho Hey

7. Norah Jones - Sunrise

8. Craft Spells - After the Moment

9. Xavier Rudd - Follow the Sun

10. Lucinda Williams - Fruits of My Labor

11. John Lennon - Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)

12. Colbie Caillat - Capri

13. D'Angelo - Really Love

14. Milton Nascimento - Nos Bailes Da Vida

15. Coldplay - Don't Panic

16. Fleet Foxes - Your Protector

17. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps

18. Kygo (feat. Maty Noyes) - Stay

19. P!nk - Try

20. Muse - Starlight

21. John Legend - All of Me - Tiesto's Birthday Remix

22. David Bowie, Queen - Under Pressure

23. U2 - With or Without You

24. Wilco - Impossible Germany

25. Arcade Fire - Wake Up

26. R.E.M. - Nightswimming

27. Patty Griffin - Heavenly Day

28. Iron & Wine - Naked As We Came

29. Beyoncé - Blue

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

Dr. Gino Pecoraro, an obstetrician and gynecologist in Australia supports the newly-released playlist. He had multiple experiences in the past where in couples bring all sorts of music to the delivery room.

"At one point I was telling people 'please I beg of you, no more Enya,'" he said. "I've had all types though - some have played ACDC, others Bon Jovi and many people who like the rainforest sounds and soothing and calming pieces, even whale sounds."

According to The National Center for Biotechnology Information, playing music in the delivery room promotes relaxation and distracts women from the pains of childbirth. The combination of well-suited background music and labor support proved to be an effective coping mechanism for women in labor.

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