Updated: Jun 3, 2020
Birth is just as much an emotional, mental, and spiritual experience as it is physical. The mind-body-spirit connection is strong in labour, and calming our mind can help the physiology of the labour process to unfold. Affirmations, or mantras, can be a helpful tool to stay calm and relaxed, not only in labour and birth, but after your baby arrives too.
Please feel free to use and share these affirmations, and allow them to inspire you to create your own.
I trust my body. I trust my labour. I trust my baby.
I am powerful.
I am strong and capable.
Birth is safe.
Each contraction brings my baby closer to my arms.
I will have a strong and healthy baby.
My body is made to give birth.
I breathe down to my baby.
My contractions cannot be stronger than me because it is me.
I am ready and prepared for childbirth.
My body knows what to do.
I trust my baby’s ability to be born.
Birth is normal.
My baby is my birth partner.
My ancestors are with me.
My body carries the ancient wisdom to birth.
I will birth as my matriarchs did before me.
I am enough.
There is no such thing as a perfect parent.
My baby chose me.
My baby is resilient and so am I.
New babies are made for new parents.
I deserve to be cared for.
When I take care of myself, I am better able to take care of my baby.
My baby and I are learning together.
My baby loves me.
I can do this.
I trust my intuition as a parent.
I trust my baby.
This will get easier.
It’s okay to ask for help.
It’s okay to say no.
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