Sure, you could make your delivery room playlist together, but I pity the fool who's rocking, oblivious in his white iPod headphones while someone is screaming at him, justifiably incensed, begging for some ice chips.
No, the delivery room is a time to share in the miracle--the iPod miracle, by hooking the iPod up to some external speakers somewhere. DT reader Michael shares his L&D audio setup in his comment on the "Paltrow/Martin delivery room playlist" post:
I can also say that the Tivoli Audio iPAL I picked up to go along with us to the L&D room performed amirably. After testing out all the different external speaker options at the local Apple Store, the iPAL offered the best mix of sound quality, portability, and price. I've always wanted a Tivoli Audio system, and after my experience with the iPAL, I will definitely purchase a more extensive Tivoli system.One benefit Michael doesn't mention: the battery. In our L&D, we were told we weren't allowed to plug anything in (I'd imagined we'd just run iTunes off the laptop, but on our tour, they said the hospital'd have to pre-approve any radio or hairdryer we wanted to plug in, and that laptops usually didn't make the cut. [I know, go figure.] Well, we plugged it in anyway, just to charge it, and no one noticed or cared, but just to be safe, a battery-powered option is probably best.