Positive Birth Affirmations

It's time ... the time to birth is here.  What words are most effective to encourage you for these final moments of labor before you met your baby?

Positive Birth Affirmations

  • I trust my ability to birth.

  • Each wave brings me closer to holding my baby.

  • I am strong! I can do this!

  • My focus is calm.

  • I let go of my fear and embrace this moment.

  • My strength allows my baby to descend.

  • I am excited and ready for birth.

  • My body was made for this.

  • I give my body the freedom to bring.

  • My body and my baby are the perfect team.

  • I trust the process.

  • I surrender and accept this birth.

  • I relax my mind and muscles.

Creative Ways to Utilize Your Affirmations

Surround yourself (literally!) with the affirmations that speak the most to you.

Here are some ways you can prepare for your birth by being creative with your Pregnancy, Labor and Birth Affirmations:

  • Make a date of it - Grab markers, crayons, glitter, stickers, construction paper, scrapbook paper, your best friend and your favorite snacks! Be creative, have F-U-N!

  • Find that window paint your bridesmaids used on your car the night you got married and write your favorite affirmations on your bathroom mirror, dresser mirror, or any other window or mirror surface in your home or car.

  • Do you love chalkboard paint? Utilize those surfaces throughout your house and go old school with colored chalk.

  • Make a collage - use magazines and newspapers. Find books at Goodwill or the thrift store. Cut out words like Relax, Calm, Strength, Joy, Peace, Open, Trust, Freedom, Happy... whatever speaks to you. Use pictures. Get a bunch of paint swatches, using colors that make you feel calm.

  • Grab your favorite color markers and notecards. Write your favorite affirmations and stick them everywhere - on your fridge, by the kitchen sink, in the corner of picture frames, on your bedroom door, on your nightstand, in your underwear drawer... the possibilities are endless!

  • Use your alarm for good - utilize the label function on your alarm to wake up to encouragement. See?

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Take Your Affirmations into Your Birth Environment

Remember to take your affirmations (and tape!) to your birth with you.  Tape them to the wall of your birthing room.  If there's a TV, tape it over the screen.  Tell your birthing team which affirmations are effective for you (and which ones are NOT) to encourage and empower you each step of the way.

I am excited for you - you can do this!

DONA Certified Birth Doula and Professional Birth Photographer serving Central Missouri including Rolla, St. James, St Robert, Waynesville, Fort Leonard Wood, Salem, Licking, Dixon, Cuba, Newburg, Jefferson City and more; at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital and Phelps County Regional Medical Center.

Positive Labor Affirmations

It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
— Muhammad Ali

The Importance of Positive Labor Affirmations

It can be life changing when you begin to speak {and think!} positively.  This certainly applies to any life experience, big or small, but especially your birth.

As your doula, it is my job to provide you with emotional support.  {I actually heard it said once that a midwife is for the waste down, and a doula is for the waist up, aka your heart and mind!}

One way as a doula I provide clients with emotional support is through encouragement and empowerment, because we can be very hard on ourselves.  We aren't always our own cheerleaders.

I am here to tell you that you are able, you are strong and you can achieve the desires and goals you have for your birth.

I sincerely encourage you to read through this graphic and list of affirmations and pick a few that resonate with you.

Surround yourself with your affirmations so they become engrained in your mind.  The goal of affirmation is for it to come naturally, almost second nature.  

At first, you can use them to overcome the negative thoughts.  As you progress and use them more, they will, as Muhammad Ali said, become a belief.   This belief will encourage and empower you. 

Positive Labor Affirmations:

  • During labor, I am completely relaxed

  • I trust my body knows exactly what it's doing.

  • My birth waves bring me and my baby closer to the shore.

  • I am releasing fear and tension from within me.

  • My baby and I are working together.

  • I trust the process.

  • I am in charge.

  • I can do this!

  • My courage is stronger than my fear.

  • I am prepared and ready for my birthing experience.

Please communicate to your birth team which affirmations are important to you AND which ones are NOT effective.  If your spouse, partner, loved one, birth doula, nurse, midwife, and doctor know what words really encourage you, they can help you by affirming these words to your in your birthing environment.

Our final post in this series will be Positive Birth Affirmations, including creative ways to create them and make them a part of your birthing environment.

DONA Certified Birth Doula and Professional Birth Photographer serving Central Missouri including Rolla, St. James, St Robert, Waynesville, Fort Leonard Wood, Salem, Licking, Dixon, Cuba, Newburg, Jefferson City and more; at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital and Phelps County Regional Medical Center.

Positive Pregnancy Affirmations

Hormones rage.  Your body is constantly changing.  So many thoughts run your head.  After all, you have nine months to dream, worry, wish, think, analyze, desire, and maybe even fear about  how your life will change and what this new person will be like.  Will my birth go the way I plan?  Can my body handle all these changes, all this growth?

While there are so many things in life and during your pregnancy you can't control {stretch marks, anyone?}, you can make a choice to control what you put into your thoughts. 

You can entertain the negative - the worries, the anxieties, the fears. 

Or, you can make a choice to encourage and empower your mind with Positive Pregnancy Affirmations. 

{Skeptical? Humor me, and humor yourself.  Take one minute of your life and TRY IT!}

Read through these affirmations and choose one that resonates with you.

  • I trust my body.

  • Today, I choose joy in my pregnancy.

  • My body knows what to do to nurture my baby.

  • I can do this!

  • I have patience, courage and faith.

  • I believe I can so I will.

  • I am deserving of an easy, uncomplicated pregnancy.

  • I can do this!

  • I am grateful for my body's ability to grow a strong, beautiful baby inside me.

  • I am excited to carry my baby.

  • It is safe for me to be happy during this pregnancy.

  • I choose to create peace within me and around me.

  • I set my worries aside and let me body do its job.

Take a deep, slow breath, filling your chest, into your abdomen.  Slowly exhale through your mouth.

Repeat your affirmation slowly to yourself or aloud as you continue to take deep, slow breaths.   Do this five times.

The repetition will help ingrain it into your memory so you can draw upon it in times of need. 

The affirmation that resonates most with you may change throughout your pregnancy. 

Please share this with your partner, you birth team and your doula so they can use these affirmations to encourage you, and share with friends who are also expecting that could benefit from more positive energy in their life and their pregnancy. 

If you are birthing in Central Missouri, from Rolla to Jefferson City to Fort Leonard Wood and beyond, and are looking for an encouraging, knowledgeable presence at your birth, let me tell you more about what a Birth Doula does and how {I} can help you to achieve the birth experience you are looking for.

Coming soon - Positive Labor Affirmations and Positive Birth Affirmations for your use during your labor and birth!


DONA Certified Birth Doula and Professional Birth Photographer serving Central Missouri including Rolla, St. James, St Robert, Waynesville, Fort Leonard Wood, Salem, Licking, Dixon, Cuba, Newburg, Jefferson City and more; at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital and Phelps County Regional Medical Center.