Birth affirmations are positive phrases about birth that are used to help train your mind and body respond to birth in a positive and empowering way. They can help you gain self-confidence, and make you feel more prepared and ready for this new life changing experience that is about to happen in your life. Your body and mind are connected, thereby affirmations can help you.
Birth affirmations are said during pregnancy daily and if needed during labor. Pick your favorites and say them to yourself daily. You can say them out lout, in your mind, or you can write them. You can even print them, or make little cards with them and laminate them, if you like. Whatever feels good to you. The affirmations you choose need to resonate with you. Keep them nearby so you have access to them daily and if you like, have them with you during labor so you can read them again.
If you have a specific fear, choose an affirmation, or create one, that will help you with your fear. Focus on this one especially. And remember that you are not your fears nor your thoughts. Let them go. They aren’t serving you. Keep your heart open and be open for new possibilities.
Here are some powerful birth affirmations. Many comes from my HypnoBirthing classes. You can have more information about HypnoBirthing on their website.
Powerful Birth Affirmations
My body was designed to do this.
I trust my body to know what it is to do.
I am safe. My baby is safe.
My mind has released all fears.
My mind is relaxed. My body is relaxed.
Each wave brings me closer to my baby.
My baby and I are working together.
I accept this pain to welcome my baby into the world.
I am strong and capable.
I am powerful.
I feel confident. I feel safe. I feel secure.
I put all fear aside and welcome my baby with happiness and joy.
I enjoy the birth of my baby.
I hope these birth affirmations can help you in this beautiful journey of yours. Giving birth, if you haven’t already, is a very feminine, intuitive, and empowering time in a woman’s life. There is nothing to be scared of. It’s a very natural process. Trust your body, trust your baby. And trust life itself.
*PS: If you want a natural birth and need inspiration for creating your birth plan, have a look at my natural birth plan and see what resonate with you!