Women who suffer from anxiety disorders, chronic ailments, mental illness, or even women who are experiencing the completely natural fear of giving birth, have found that finding a phrase or ‘mantra’ to tell themselves during both pregnancy, birth, and the post-partum period can help control their mind and keep a handle on their anxieties and fears. To get the birth - and life - you want, you need to start focusing on what you want. Let go of your fears, doubts, and pessimistic thinking. And embrace what you want. Focus on it to the exclusion of all else. And guess what? It will come to you. Some affirmations to consider:
My baby is strong and healthy.
I trust my body.
I am a strong and capable woman.
I have patience.
My cervix is firm and strong to hold my baby safe.
I am at peace with the world.
There is no need for us to hurry.
I have an open heart.
I am strong and calm and beautiful.
Birth is a wonderful, safe experience.
My body knows exactly what to do
I trust my labor.
I am open to the energy of birth.
My baby is healthy.
I embrace the wisdom of my body.
I am surrounded by loving, nurturing support.
I trust my inner wisdom.
I fearlessly surrender to the power of my body.
My body is nourishing my baby perfectly.
I trust my knowing of what is true for me.
Pregnancy is a joy.
I feel good being pregnant.
I am whole and at peace.
My baby loves to breastfeed.
I love being pregnant.
I am aware of my balanced, calm center.
My body knows how to birth my baby.
I have everything I need.
My body becomes stronger and more flexible every day.
I listen to my body and my heart.
I am patient and composed.
I believe in birth.
I cooperate with my body and my baby.
My baby knows how to be born.
I put all fear aside as I prepare for the birth of my baby.
Untapped sources of strength are available to me.
I am relaxed and happy that my baby is finally coming to me.
My baby is free to choose her own destiny in the world.
I am focused on a smooth, easy birth.
I welcome my coming labor as the perfect one for me and my baby.
My mind is relaxed, my body is relaxed.
I am an active and powerful laboring woman.
I feel confident; I feel safe; I feel secure.
I welcome this opportunity to grow and change.
My muscles are working in complete harmony to make birthing easier.
I will relax as we move quickly and easily through each stage of birth.
My baby is in the perfect position for his/her birth.
My cervix opens outward and allows my baby to ease down.
I am a link in the endless chain of birthing women.
I fully relax and turn my birthing over to Nature.
I am willing to release my baby into the world.
I choose a gentle and natural birth.
I see my baby coming smoothly from my womb.
My breath is easy, deep, and full.
My baby will be born at the perfect moment.
I turn my birthing over to my baby and my body.
My body knows exactly what to do.
Each surge of my body brings my baby closer to me.
My body is wise and purposeful.
I can handle whatever comes up.
I trust my intuition.
My baby is safe.
I put all fear aside and welcome by baby with happiness and joy.
I love and trust my body.
I deserve and receive all the love and support I need.
I deserve a gentle, natural birth.
I claim my birthright for a wonderful birth.
I am a wonderful mother.