Positive Affirmations for Pregnancy and BIrth

Positive Affirmations for Pregnancy and Birth

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While pregnancy is a time of joy and excitement, there will be times that anxiety creeps in. Read more in my article on Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery. Your thoughts will naturally go to some scary or dark places when feeling anxious. Rejecting these thoughts won’t make them go away. It’s similar to throwing dirt on a weed in your garden, you might not be able to see it anymore but it’s still there and most likely going to make it’s way back to the surface. So what do we do with these thoughts when they do come to the surface? You must first accept these thoughts and then replace them with positive affirmations for pregnancy and birth!

Anxious Thoughts are Normal

It’s normal to worry about whether or not your body is capable of growing this child or whether you will be a good mother. I can confidently say that most parents worry about whether or not they are ready for this baby or if their life can support this new addition. The scary thoughts are completely normal too, even worrying about losing your baby or dying during labor. You would be surprised to know how many women have the same thoughts while pregnant. Even so, having these darker thoughts creep into your mind can start to overwhelm you with fear.

It’s important to remember that just because you have a thought, that doesn’t mean it’s real or true. A lot of people, myself included, believe in manifestation. Manifestation is the belief that your thoughts can shape your reality. If you believe this, your negative thoughts about your pregnancy can become terrifying. You might believe you are bringing these worries into your reality. 

However, there is a difference between acknowledging your thoughts and believing them. The power of manifestation lies in the latter, believing these thoughts. You aren’t able to control where your thoughts go, so there is no point in trying to reject or ignore them. Accepting they exist is the first step in redirecting your thoughts. Once you can acknowledge the thought, try to find a powerful and positive thought to prevent you from feeding the negative thought. This is where positive affirmations for pregnancy and birth become beneficial.

How do Positive Affirmations Help?

Positive affirmations are statements or mantras that you repeat to help build confidence and positive thinking. Consider repeating these to yourself quietly, in your mind, or while looking into a mirror. Repeat these to yourself in any way that feels powerful to you. 

Consider telling your loved ones some of these positive affirmations as well so they can help remind you of them when you are in need. This can be especially helpful during labor and delivery. Make sure your support partner knows the language that will be the most empowering for you! 

Mindset is Everything

Repeating these positive affirmations daily can help push out the negative thoughts and worries that may come up in your mind. Whenever you feel your anxiety starting to creep in or catch yourself worrying, bring your mind back to your chosen affirmations. These statements will redirect your thoughts to a more empowering and healthy place! 

Positive Affirmations for Pregnancy and Birth

Positive Affirmations for Pregnancy:

  • My baby, my body, and I know what to do.
  • My body was designed for this.
  • I am capable and strong.
  • I have everything I need to take care of this baby.
  • My belly is healthy and beautiful.
  • My body is accepting this baby and will protect it.
  • I am capable of handling everything that comes my way.
  • My body is full of life.
  • I was chosen to mother this child.
  • My body is powerful, I am powerful.
  • I am good enough to care for this baby.
  • My pregnant body is beautiful and healthy.
  • I trust my body.
  • My body is doing a good job growing this baby.
  • My baby is loved.
  • I love my pregnant body.
  • My pregnant body is strong, radiant, and beautiful.
  • My body is equipped with everything I need to grow my baby.
  • I will be a good mother.
  • I am worthy of this pregnancy.

Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery

Positive Affirmations for Birth:

  • My baby, my body, and I know what to do.
  • I am stronger than this pain.
  • This pain is temporary.
  • This pain is purposeful.
  • I can handle anything for one minute – one minute at a time.
  • My body knows exactly what to do.
  • I am capable of handling everything that comes my way.
  • This pain won’t last forever.
  • I can birth confidently wherever I am.
  • Women all over the world give birth every day, I can too.
  • I trust my body to help guide my baby into this world.
  • My baby knows how and when to enter into this world.
  • Birth is normal and natural. I will go through it in peace and joy.
  • Each contraction brings me closer to meeting my baby.
  • I am doing a good job.
  • Each contraction is like a wave, it builds and builds until it reaches a peak and then releases.
  • I surrender to this experience.

The Goal of Using Positive Affirmations for Pregnancy and Birth

Infusing your pregnancy and birth with the positive energy from these affirmations will help make your experience better. Redirecting your thoughts will allow you to place the energy in other important areas of your life, such as Body Acceptance During Pregnancy or Packing Your Hospital Bag.

I hope that these positive affirmations for pregnancy and birth are helpful for you. If you have any other positive affirmations that are helpful for you, please share them in a comment below!

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