Renowned OB/GYN creates ultimate "birthing playlist" on Spotify

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These birthing tunes are proven to be the best tracks for your delivery!

Dr. Jacques Mortiz is a highly regarded figure in the medical society. In 2013 and 2014, Dr. Mortiz won New York Magazine’s award for best OB/GYN. He’s also assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Cornell Medical College. In other words, Dr. Mortiz is considered to be one of the best OB/GYNs in the United States. This renowned OB/GYN creates ultimate birthing playlist on Spotify to help mothers everywhere during labor.

Recently, the acclaimed doctor teamed up with digital music service Spotify in order to create the ultimate “birthing playlist.”

“There have been numerous studies that show playing music in any stressful place, like the dentist, can be beneficial,” Dr. Mortiz said in an interview with

According to Dr. Mortiz, about 70% of his patients prepared a playlist to be played during delivery. In his partnership with Spotify, the two parties aimed to create a “delivery room tested and approved” playlist that all mothers can use during labor.

Below you can take a look at the tried and tested 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"

R.E.M: "Nightswimming"

Patty Griffin: "Heavenly Day"

Iron & Wine: "Naked As We Came"

Beyoncé: "Blue"

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


What do you think of Dr. Mortiz’s ultimate “birthing playlist?” Do you think these songs would be beneficial for you in labor?


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