Both during the first and second trimesters, I had pregnancy anxiety fairly often. I found some affirmations to help me cope with it, and all was fine for a while. Not once was I worried about the act of giving birth. But now that I entered the third trimester, I often find myself unable to fall asleep. I think about the experience of labor, and I start worrying – something birth affirmations help with. When I begin to ask myself:
How will I recognize when the labor begins?
Will I be able to have a natural birth?
Will my doctors and nurses be kind and helpful, or will they just try to have me give birth as soon as possible?
Should I go for the epidural or not?
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Once the baby is here, check out my favorite Postpartum Affirmations!
Sure, I do my research to be knowledgeable. But I also practice positive birth affirmations. I spoke earlier about why they work and why I love them. Here are some of my favorites.
Birth Affirmations to Help You Prepare for the Big Day
Each surge of my body brings my baby closer to me.
My baby trusts me, and I trust my body.
I feel confident. I feel safe. I feel secure.
I relax and my baby relaxes with me.
With each deep breath, I feel better and better.
I am strong and my body is capable.
My body knows how to give birth to my baby.
Waiting for the birth of my baby is an experience of serene joy.
Every piece of my body is doing its part in bringing my baby to me.
Which one of these badass birth affirmations was your favorite? Do you have others you use, which you find helpful? If so, please share it with the community – I am certain they’ll appreciate all the positive affirmations for childbirth you can share!