Best Songs about Having a Baby for Expectant Parents

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The beauty of baby showers is that they give moms the opportunity to truly celebrate the addition to the family. And when you’re organizing a party, choosing the right baby shower songs is crucial.

Anything that a mom can sing along to can be heard by her child and help strengthen the bond between them. While mom is experiencing wonderful emotions, it should be a happy time for the child.

Becoming a parent is a life-changing experience, and many see it as a miracle or a sweet gift from God. Parenthood brings a whole new set of challenges, and it shapes you into a completely different person. If you know someone who’s pregnant, or you are expecting a baby yourself – congrats! What better way to celebrate than with a playlist that’s filled with songs about having a baby.

Choosing a Good Playlist

By inviting all women who are close to the mom, you will end up with at least two generations under your roof. And the mother herself could be in her 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s.

Regardless of age, we know that no two people like the exact same type of music. So, while some will enjoy a more current pop vibe, others will prefer hearing hits from the early 2000s or even some rock.

Plus, your baby might enjoy these hits too. Some studies show the fetus, even while still in the womb, is sensitive to sounds and remembers them as a newborn.

By the time your baby receives its baby shower, its ears are already developed enough to recognize sound patterns, the mother’s voice, and language. At this point, their brain is receptive to soft music, which is proven to promote happiness and early brain development (2) .

Top Songs about Having a Baby

Music can be an important part of a party. The organizer or the expectant mother is tasked with creating a playlist for a baby shower that will make everyone happy.

We will provide you with a playlist that includes 23 songs, which should become a hit among expectant moms and moms-supporters of all ages and tastes. You never know, maybe your baby will be born a fan of one of these artists.

1. Lullaby – Dixie Chicks

Bringing a new person into the world is definitely life-altering. In ‘Lullaby’, the narrator sings about the kind of love and innocence that parenthood brings. This beautiful song radiates love, warmth, and safety – everything that a good lullaby needs.

The narrator’s life began when they first saw their baby’s face, and they promise to love them forever as they wander through the world. If you like The Chicks, you should check out ‘Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)’ included on our playlist of songs about kids.

2. There Goes My Life – Kenny Chesney

Finding out you’re going to become a parent can be overwhelming, especially if it’s an unexpected pregnancy.

‘There Goes My Life’ follows a story of a young father who feels as if his life will be over once he becomes a parent. However, as years go by and his daughter grows, the phrase ‘’there goes my life’’ takes on a completely different meaning – and a much positive one.

We include this song on our songs about real life playlist.

3. You’re Gonna Be – Reba McEntire

Having a baby comes with a huge responsibility. You think of their future and how much of it is in your hands. In this wonderful country song, the narrator sings to her newborn baby.

She explains all the ups and downs that her child is going to face in its life. She says she might not have all the answers, but she will have all of the love and support for her unborn baby.

4. All-American Girl – Carrie Underwood

If you are expecting a baby, then you must have heard ‘’are you hoping for a baby boy or a baby girl?’’ at least once.

Sometimes there’s a preference and sometimes there’s not, but one thing is for certain – you’ll love that baby no matter what. In ’All-American Girl’, Carrie Underwood sings about how fast your preference can change once your baby is born.

5. It Takes a Man – Chris Young

Becoming a parent brings a lot of responsibility, and not everyone is ready for that kind of a challenge. ‘It Takes a Man’ stays true to its title – a man finds out his girlfriend is pregnant, and he’s not sure if he’s ‘man enough’ to face such a huge change.

His partner, on the other hand, is ready to raise their baby by herself, and he has no words of reassurance to give her. Silence speaks louder than words sometimes.

6. Two Pink Lines – Eric Church

We get it – being young and having fun with your partner seems like a good idea until it catches up with you and you find yourself doing a pregnancy test a month later. ‘Two Pink Lines’ is all about the anxiety such a situation can bring.

Two pink lines on a pregnancy test can sometimes come as a miracle, but it is often the case that it’s the complete opposite. This time, fate was on our narrator’s side – phew!

7. I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

I Hope You Dance’ topped the country music charts in 2000 and won a Grammy for ‘Best Country Song’ – and for a good reason. This wonderful song is full of hope only a parent can feel for their children.

In the music video, Lee Ann Womack dances with her two daughters and sings about all the wonderful things she wishes for them in the future. She wants them to experience the beauty of life, never lose their courage and never settle for less than they deserve.

8. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

In ‘Isn’t She Lovely’’, Stevie Wonder praises his everyday miracle, his wonderful daughter Aisha. The song celebrates the birth of Wonder’s first daughter and expresses the joy he felt when he first met her.

It took him less than one minute to realize how lovely, wonderful, and precious his baby girl is. The track includes vocals from baby Aisha, which makes it even more personal and unique. Now that’s one lucky daughter.

9. Papa Don’t Preach – Madonna

Unexpected teen pregnancies are never easy. In ‘Papa Don’t Preach’, Madonna sings from the stance of a pregnant teenage girl who’s asking her father to support her decision to keep the baby.

Because of the line – ‘I’ve made up my mind, I’m keeping my baby’, this 1986 hit stirred up controversy. The song got a lot of praise from pro-life groups and plenty of criticism from abortion-rights groups, while Madonna took no stance on the issue.

10. Three Hearts – Alex Clare

Beginnings can be rough but it’s important to be strong and have faith that the future is brighter. The title track of Alex Clare’s album, ‘Three Hearts’, proves that hard work pays off.

In the song, the narrator talks about hard beginnings and slaving away to build a home for his future family. Once his child was born and there were three hearts beating under his roof, he realizes it was all worth it.

11. (You’re) Having My Baby – Paul Anka

Fatherhood is a wonderful thing, and it can change a man forever. In this song, Paul Anka celebrates all the joys that fatherhood brings. The track serves as a tribute to childbirth, yet opinions were divided when it first came out.

Even though it topped the Billboard Hot 100 for weeks, the song has also appeared on lists of the worst songs of all time. Women all over the world found the lyrics “I’m a woman in love and I love what’s goin’ through me” far from realistic.

12. To Zion – Lauryn Hill

Being a pregnant woman with a career brings a lot of challenges and misconceptions. In ‘To Zion’, Lauryn Hill shares what many women face – she was urged to abort the baby she wanted to keep in order to save her career.

In the end, she decides to keep her baby, and it was the best decision she could’ve made. She says she felt the love she’s never experienced before and describes her son as god-sent.

13. Bottle By My Bed – Sunny Sweeney

Experiencing a miscarriage is one of the hardest things a woman can go through. The brave Sweeney decided to share her tragic story with the world the way she knows best – through music and writing.

In this heartbreaking song, the singer shares her story of trying to get pregnant and losing her small miracle. She opens up her heart to the world and admits she would trade everything she has for a chance to have a baby and raise a family.

14. Small Bump – Ed Sheeran

Stillbirth is one of the biggest fears of every parent expecting a baby. Those who experience this kind of loss, often grieve for a long time. In Ed Sheeran’s 2012 song, ‘Small Bump’, he sings about this terrible experience.

In the song, a grieving father addresses a child he’s lost and imagines what his baby would have looked like while talking about the love and comfort he would have provided. The song served as great comfort for the grieving parents all over the world, and our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who’s going through the same experience.

15. I Got You – Ciara

There’s no bigger love than that from mother to her child, and this song proves it. The singer promises her little baby boy that she’ll protect him and love him forever, no matter what.

This song is all about the unconditional love a mother feels for her child. The singer claims that no matter what happens, no matter what challenges her baby faces in the future, she’ll always have his back – and we believe her.

16. Miracle – Foo Fighters

Yes, giving birth and having a baby is a wonderful thing, many would even call it a miracle – but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows.

Having a baby is the sweetest gift, but wanting a bit of relief from all those sleepless nights is perfectly fine. This rock song describes what it’s like to hold onto your sweet miracle while desperately wanting a bit of sleep and peace. Hmm, maybe it’s time to call the grandparents…

17. My Little Girl – Tim McGraw

There is no bond sweeter than that between a father and a daughter. ‘My Little Girl’ serves as proof of this incomparable love.

Throughout life, every daughter will change and grow, but she’ll never change in her father’s eyes. Good luck to every future boyfriend of a girl with a father like this – he’ll be impossible to impress.

18. Cinderella – Steven Curtis Chapman

Sitting down with your children and realizing you’re going to forget these moments one day, makes you want to cherish them forever. Steven Curtis Chapman wrote ‘Cinderella’ after a regular night with his daughters, bathing them and putting them to bed.

Originally written as a song filled with love and hope for the future, the song became one track that brought the most pain to the artist. Just months after the song was written, one of Chapman’s daughters died tragically, and the song took on a completely different meaning for the singer and his family.

19. I Saw God Today – George Strait

Not a lot of songs about pregnancy sing about the process of labor, but we found one for you. Being a new father means experiencing a lot of things for the first time and, for the bravest ones, that means watching their wife give birth.

The singer claims he saw God after he experienced his wife giving birth and seeing his new baby for the first time. Being a new father often causes you to see the world differently, and the singer definitely describes the world around him as if he’s seeing it for the first time.

20. With Arms Wide Open – Creed

Being a father is far from easy, and finding out you’re going to become one can be overwhelming. You want the best for your child, but can you really provide it?

In ‘With Arms Wide Open’, Scott Stapp opens up about his fears about being a father. He’s ready to show his baby all the beauty that the world has to offer, but he’s scared he won’t be able to save his kid from the problems he faced growing up. Escaping your past is never easy, but it’s not an impossible thing to do, and this song proves it.

21. A Mother’s Prayer – Celine Dion

One of the most famous songs about having a baby and being a parent – ‘A Mother’s Prayer’ earned Celine Dion a Golden Globe Award for the “Best Original Song”.

Dion dedicated this powerful song, not only to her son but to all the children in the world. As the title suggests, the song is a mother’s prayer and a plea for God to guide her child through life and keep her baby safe.

22. Knocked Up – Angaleena Presley

Not only can it be scary for what it is, but unexpected pregnancy, unfortunately, brings a lot of anxiety about shame, too. ‘Knocked Up’ is based on the true story of the singer’s unexpected pregnancy.

Out of many things that the pregnancy brought to the singer, one of the worst things was the awful feeling that she brought shame to her family’s name. In the end, she decided to keep her baby whom she now sees as a gift from God – and she used this song to explain it all.

23. Pregnant Again – Loretta Lynn

Not all parents have it easy. Sometimes, pregnancy happens when you least expect it, and at the worst time, too.

In ‘Pregnant Again’, the singer puts herself in the shoes of a woman struggling to raise her three children, when she finds out she’s expecting a new baby. It seems scary and hectic at first, but in the end, she gives up and realizes there’s no point in freaking out, and starts hoping she’s carrying a baby boy. Well, that’s one way to deal with stress…

Real Songs About Pregnancy and Parenthood that Ring so True

From Halsey to Foo Fighters, these tracks tell a parent’s story with raw honesty.

With the recent release of Halsey’s inspirational new album If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, produced by Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, we have been reflecting on the world of motherhood – which is one thing that remains just as difficult whether or not you are a famous popstar.

These musicians have written some of the most authentic songs about motherhood and pregnancy you’ll probably ever hear.

1. Halsey – 1121

And if truth be told, it’s scary / ‘Cause my shoulders are heavy already / And, yeah, I know / The parts of myself that I’ve hated / And I can’t tell which ones are mine / And which I created.

Since the birth of her son in July, Halsey has been extremely candid about her pregnancy journey, opening up about how her history of miscarriages made her feel fear and guilt rather than gratitude, not to mention the hostility she felt at the hands of the music industry.

But she proudly displays her baby in the artwork for her latest album If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power which features the track 1121; named for the day she discovered she was pregnant. Needless to say, she talks a lot about her changing body and her fears of another miscarriage in the song.

2. Brody Dalle – Meet the Foetus / Oh the Joy ft. Emily Kokal & Shirley Manson

You have sailed through the eye of my needle / A perfect parasite, burgeoning Eden / You and I, DNA / You’ll never get away.

For her solo return in 2014, former Distillers front woman Brody Dalle released a visceral single entitled Meet the Foetus / Oh the Joy featuring Emily Kokal of Warpaint and Shirley Manson of Garbage.

The track is the lead single from her solo debut Diploid Love; “diploid” meaning a cell with paired chromosomes, one from each parent.

3. Foo Fighters – Miracle

Begging for sweet relief / A blessing in disguise / Dying behind these tired eyes / I’ve been losing sleep.

It’s not just mothers who face a harsh reality check upon the birth of their child, fathers also find themselves disorientated by their lives turning upside down, and the desperation that comes with sleep deprivation. Foo Fighters express such a feeling in Miracle, taken from their 2006 fifth album In Your Honor.

4. Ed Sheeran – Small Bump

‘Cause you were just a small bump unborn / For four months then torn from life / Maybe you were needed up there / But we’re still unaware as why.

This heart-wrenching track describes the hopes and dreams a person has in early pregnancy, only for those to be snatched away in an instant after a miscarriage. Such a common occurrence, and there’s a different kind of grief attached to such a tragedy.

Whilst he doesn’t speak from personal experience here, Ed Sheeran’s track from his debut album + (Plus) was influenced by a friend of his who went through it.

5. Sandi Thom – Tightrope

So scared / Don’t know where to begin / This fear has settled in / Tell me / Couple of weeks and it will finally fade / So why am I still so afraid?

Best known for her 2006 number one debut single I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair), Sandi Thom later wrote a poignant single about her experiences with the hell that is post-natal depression.

Tightrope was a self-released single from 2017, released in conjunction with Mother’s Day and it’s one of the most authentic tracks we’ve ever heard that deals directly with post-natal depression: the fear, the crushing responsibility and the worry that you’ll never be good enough.

6. Brandi Carlile – The Mother

The first things that she took from me were selfishness and sleep / She broke a thousand heirlooms I was never meant to keep / She filled my life with color, cancelled plans and trashed my car / But none of that is ever who we are.

A lot of this track is your usual blissful parenthood spiel, but there are certain lyrics that do make you nod your head in exasperated agreement. Brandi Carlile wrote The Mother as part of her Grammy-winning 2018 album By the Way, I Forgive You.

FAQ for Songs about Having a Baby

What is a song about having a baby?

Songs are a great way to express your emotions and thoughts. It is said that music can heal. This is true especially when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth.

A song about having a baby would be the one that talks about the joy of being pregnant and the excitement of becoming parents. A song about having a baby would be one that talks about the changes in your life and how you are ready for this new chapter of your life.

What is the meaning of the lyrics for songs about having a baby?

The lyrics for songs about having a baby are often about the joys and struggles of being a parent. The lyrics for songs about having a baby can have different meanings depending on the perspective of the songwriter.

For example, in “Have You Seen My Baby” by Billie Holiday, she sings about how her love for her child will not be conditional. While in “Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole, they sing about how they need to take care of each other because it is cold outside.

How does the music relate to the lyrics and topic of songs about having a baby?

Music is an integral part of the lyrics and topic of songs about having a baby. Most songs that talk about the experience of pregnancy or childbirth use music to convey their emotions and feelings.

The music has been chosen based on the lyrics and topic of these songs. They are all about having a baby and so they all have some connection to each other.

What is the purpose of these songs about having a baby?

Songs about having a baby are an important part of the pregnancy experience. They help to prepare the mother-to-be for labor and delivery by providing comfort, reassurance, and some humor.

These songs can also help to build confidence in a woman who is expecting her first child or who has had no children before.

Some songs are just fun and upbeat while others are more serious in tone. All of them have the same goal – to provide comfort during pregnancy.

What are some fun songs to listen to while you wait for your baby to arrive?

This question is a bit difficult to answer because there are many songs that can be fun to listen to while you wait for your baby. But here are some songs that I recommend.

  • “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
  • “Love Story” by Taylor Swift
  • “I Will Wait For You” by Mumford and Sons
  • “Don’t You Worry Child (feat. Swedish House Mafia)” by Swedish House Mafia
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