Birth can be quite a journey and some affirmations can help parents stay more confident and comfortable throughout their baby’s birth. Most families will start reciting various birth affirmations throughout pregnancy to help them feel prepared and at ease while they transition into labor.
Birth affirmations are often incorporated into prenatal yoga and exercise routines as a comfort measure for pregnancy that women can use to self sooth when they go into labor. These simple reassurances can make all the difference for new and veteran parents as they welcome their new baby.
When you incorporate affirmations into your day, you are reprogramming your state of mind about birth. Repeating phrases that settle your mind each day can help prepare mothers and alter the birth experience in a dramatic way. Many people develop birth anxiety at different stages of pregnancy, and if the anxiety continues it can make birth a physically and emotionally traumatic experience. When you reassure yourself that you are in control of your body and comfort during birth, it gives you valuable peace of mind and an more relaxed delivery.
Most parents that found affirmations helpful for their baby’s birth recommend incorporating them into meditation sessions. While you take an opportunity to relax each day, repeating the affirmations that you find meaningful will help make them routine. Remember that these phrases are helping you reinforce new concepts. Make these affirmations powerful by personalizing them and keeping them in the present tense.
Small steps each day to center your mind and body can dramatically improve your birth experience. Encourage your partner to participate with your affirmation routine, making them personalized mantras for your family.
Birth doesn’t need to be a nerve wracking experience.
Your labor doula can help you create a list of affirmations that comfort you through difficult days during your pregnancy, feelings of doubt or even anxiety about going into labor. We work with the affirmations you choose to provide a customized support system and birth experience.