Want to come up with the perfect birthing playlist? Have a listen to our top picks

Music is such a huge part of all of our lives. It accompanies us through our best and worst moments, and is there for us for every mood. 

Many studies over the years have also shown that music can be extremely helpful for babies, too. One study from the Institute of Learning and Brain Sciences found that every time babies listen to music, the parts of their brain that help to process music and speech look different afterwards, showcasing a recognition and positive affiliation with songs.

Many women choose to listen to music throughout their pregnancy to engage their babies while they are still in the womb. Naturally, this attachment to music often extends to labour itself, as mothers-to-be frequently choose to have gentle, relaxing songs playing throughout their birthing experience. Music can help you to relax and feel calmer as you go through the intense experience of labour.

So, if you’re looking for the perfect music playlist to have in the background as you welcome your little one to the world, then we’ve got you covered! Check out our list of the top 30 songs that are a must-have on your special setlist:

1. How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding

2. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Leona Lewis

3. I’ve Been Waiting For You - ABBA

4. Is That Alright? - Lady Gaga

5. Love Of My Life - Harry Styles

6. Make You Feel My Love - Adele

7. Like Real People Do - Hozier

8. Everything Has Changed (feat. Ed Sheeran) - Taylor Swift

9. Say You Love Me - Jessie Ware

10. Heartbeats - José Gonzáles

11. I Don’t Know What Love Is - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

12. Until I Found You - Stephen Sanchez

13. Ocean Eyes - Billie Eilish

14. Your Song - Elton John

15. Blackbird - The Beatles

16. Sweetest Devotion - Adele

17. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

18. Smile - Nat King Cole

19. Feels Like This - Maisie Peters

20. Mystery Of Love - Sufjan Stevens

21. Small Bump - Ed Sheeran

22. Harvest Moon - Neil Young

23. A Love That Will Last - Renee Olstead

24. April Come She Will - Simon & Garfunkel

25. Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles

26. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

27. Daylight - Taylor Swift

28. Only Love - Ben Howard

29. A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

30. The Best Day - Taylor Swift

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