Question:

Are there verses of the Quran you read for the purpose of easing child birth for a woman?

Answer:

I do not know of anything about that from the Sunnah. However, if a person reads upon a pregnant woman who is in labor, verses which indicate easiness like:

يريد الله بكم اليسر ولا يريد بكم العسر

Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you

[2:185]

And verses that speak about pregnancy and childbirth like His statement:

وَمَا تَحْمِلُ مِنْ أُنْثَى وَلا تَضَعُ إِلَّا بِعِلْمِه

And no female conceives or gives birth, but with His Knowledge.

[35:11]

And His statement:

إذا زلزلت الأرض زلزالها وأخرجت الأرض أثقالها

When the earth is shaken with its (final) earthquake.

[99:1]

Verily this is beneficial and helpful by the permission of Allah. The Quran is all a cure. If the recitor and the one being read to are believers in its effect, then no doubt there will be an effect because Allah says:

وننزل من القرءان ما هو شفاء ورحمة للمؤمنين ولا يزيد الظالمين إلا خسارا

And We send down from the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism and act on it), and it increases the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers) nothing but loss.

[17:82]

This verse is general; the mercy and cure includes the cure of the hearts from the diseases of doubts and the curse of the body from serious sickness.

[Reference]

Translated by

Faisal ibn Abdul Qaadir ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan