40 Birth Affirmations That Will Help With Childbirth

Wonderful birth affirmation to help with childbirth

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just zen your way out of experiencing the pain of childbirth?

Childbirth is so unique and personal for every women who experiences it but most women feel fear and apprehension regarding childbirth.

Although millions of women give birth around the globe, it’s still a journey into the unknown.

These thoughts and feelings are completely normal but you may want to address any negative beliefs you have about birth so that you can truly enjoy the experience.

Because, despite any horror stories you have heard, the experience really is enjoyable and amazing and magical!

You can use birth affirmations to develop a positive mindset about this journey as well as give you clarity and strength throughout the process.

Maybe you can’t fully zen out of it but you can take control of your thought patterns to create an amazing and memorable experience.

Curious to find out how?

Keep reading and I’ll give you some tips on how to mentally prepare for childbirth as well as explain how affirmations work and which ones you should use during your experience!

How to Mentally Prepare for Childbirth

Every birth experience is different – so whether you are about to have your first child or your seventh, it’s impossible to predict how the process will go.

This uncertainty can cause a lot of stress and anxiety for pregnant women.

Your mindset plays a big part of how your birth experience goes.

So many women go into childbirth thinking, “I can’t do it!”

The truth is that, yes, you can! Your body can do amazing things, especially when it comes to birthing a child.

The first thing you should do when mentally preparing for childbirth is to find out as much as you can about the process and ask questions.

It’s important to understand what might happen and the precautions that might take place if things don’t go according to plan.

However, gathering an overabundance of information can further feed your anxiety.

Stick to information that will help you make decisions you may face during the experience.

Otherwise, seek out positive and joyful stories about childbirth from friends and family.

This will help you from focusing on fear and relax during the process.

Apart from all that, you can use birth affirmations to help develop a positive mindset.

What Are Affirmations?

Affirmations are positive statements that can help you overcome negative thoughts.

By repeating them often and out loud, you can actually change your thought patterns into more positive ones!

These positive statements are more than just wishful thinking. Repeating them over and over works in the same way performing the same physical exercises improve our physical health.

Think of it as an exercise for your mind – repetition can reprogram your thinking patterns and train your brain to look at things in a more positive light.

And there’s science out there to back this up!

A study conducted in 2016 found results that supported the idea that affirmations positively impacted the neural reward pathways of the brain.

Additional literature has shown that affirmations can decrease stress and increase well-being – two things that would definitely be of benefit to you as you approach the birth of your child!

I’m guessing you’d rather experience childbirth with clarity and confidence rather than fear and stress.

Here are some birth affirmations to help you achieve a positive mindset when it comes to the experience of childbirth:

40 Birth Affirmations

Take a look through this list of birth affirmations and pick out the ones that are the most meaningful to you. Write them down and repeat them whenever you feel it is appropriate – on your way to the hospital, during labor, during delivery, etc.

These words will help you stay motivated, determined, and calm – and remind you of your strength and what your body is capable of!

Birth Affirmations During Early Labor

As you get closer to your due date, packing hospital bags and making other arrangements may not be enough to distract you from the fear and anxiety about giving birth.

Use these affirmations to boost your confidence and pump you up for the experience of childbirth:

  • “I believe in my body.”
  • “Nothing is perfect but I will do my best.”
  • “I will have a positive birth experience.”
  • “My body and my baby know what to do.”
  • “I was made to do this.”
  • “My body has created a miracle.”
  • “I am ready for this.”

Birth Affirmations During Early Labor

Early labor happens when your cervix dilates and effaces (gets wider and thinner). At this stage, you may feel mild and irregular contractions.

This period of time can last for hours or days, although it tends to be shorter if you’ve already had a child.

Early labor isn’t particularly uncomfortable but it definitely is an indication that things are going to start moving soon.

Keep yourself calm during this time with the following birth affirmations:

  • “I am ready to meet my baby.”
  • “My mind is relaxed. My body is relaxed.”
  • “I trust my body and my baby.”
  • “I am safe. My baby is safe.”
  • “I was made to do this.”
  • “With each contraction, I am closer to meeting my baby.”
  • “I will listen to my body.”
  • “My body knows what to do.”
  • “I have strength I didn’t know existed.”

Birth Affirmations During Labor

Eventually, you will move from early labor into active labor and this is the real go-time!

Your contractions will become stronger, you will dilate more, and your water will eventually break.

Many women feel a surge of excitement during this time – take joy in that feeling!

As labor progresses, however, it will start to get painful.

Here are some birth affirmations you can repeat to yourself to get through this intense part of childbirth:

  • “I can do this because I am doing this.”
  • “I can’t go around the pain, I have to go through it.”
  • “Trust. Open. Relax.”
  • “Breathe in peace, breathe out fear.”
  • “Many women have birthed before me.”
  • “My body is open, my mind is quiet, my baby is coming.”
  • “I trust my instincts.”
  • “I am allowed to enjoy this birth.”
  • “Each contraction has a purpose.”
  • “I am stronger than I ever was.”

Birth Affirmations for Pain

How you choose to manage your pain is completely up to you – you can choose to go au naturel or opt for pain relief such as an epidural.

No matter what route you take, you will experience some pain.

Repeat these words to overcome it and gain clarity during the experience:

  • “Ride the waves.”
  • “This won’t last forever.”
  • “I am stronger than the pain.”
  • “I am getting closer. I am almost there.”
  • “My body knows what to do.”
  • “My baby is worth this.”

Birth Affirmations When Pushing

This is the main event! When it’s time to push all of your attention will be focused on, well, pushing.

Pushing, whether you are medicated or not, is hard work.

Try these affirmations to gather your strength and bring your precious little one into the world:

  • “I get to meet my baby soon.”
  • “I am ready to meet my baby.”
  • “Breathe. Relax. Feel.”
  • “Almost there.”
  • “This is it.”
  • “I can do this.”
  • “I have the strength to finish this.”
  • “I want to meet my baby now.”

You’re Ready for This, Mama!

You are so ready for this experience, mama! And with these birth affirmations, you are going to tap into the strength and confidence you never even knew you had.

Do you have any affirmations to add to the list?

Any that helped you as you brought your little one into the world? Share them with us in the comments!

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