Tuesday 28 March 2017

Spotify release the Top 30 Songs you should listen to while in childbirth

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Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

A Pearl Jam tune has topped a new playlist released by Spotified geared towards women in the delivery room.

The ‘Birthing Playlist’ was created by the music streaming service due to demand, as music is becoming a popular accompaniment in the labour ward.

James Bay’s ‘Let It Go’, Regina Spektor’s ‘Don't Leave Me’ and John Legend’s ‘All of Me’ each feature on the playlist, which evolves in pace and intensity to accompany the stages of giving birth.

A spokesperson for the company said: "The playlist mirrors the birthing experience, starting with songs that are slow and mellow, then transitioning into songs with a stronger beat for when it’s time to push, and concluding with Bach’s "Unaccompanied Cello Suite #1" performed by the legendary Yo-Yo Ma for the moment women first meet their newborns.”

New York obstetrician Dr Jacques Mortiz was enlisted to lend his expertise to the project and he admitted that 70pc of patients create a playlist ahead of labour.

"Music strongly influences our central nervous system's limbic system which manages our memories, emotions, and how we deal with fear and pain. It makes sense that women would turn to music during childbirth as a source of comfort and strength," Dr. Moritz said.

The Top 30 Songs on the ‘Birthing Playlist’

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, Maty Noyes -- "Stay"

19. P!nk - Try

20. Muse -- "Starlight"

21. John Legend -- "All of Me" (Tiesto’s Birthday Remix)

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