Affirmations — The Bump


As my due date approaches, I wanted to share some affirmations my Doula provided me. You can edit them as you see fit, but I find that they are making me much less nervous about trying for a VBAC. The pressure isn't so strong and I feel like whatever happens, happens! I hope these help you all as much as they're helping me:

  1. I CAN do this!

  2. I am strong, I am focused, I am relaxed.

  3. This contraction isn?t bigger than me because it?s within me.

  4. My body is made to do this work.

  5. My baby is strong and healthy.

  6. I trust my body.

  7. My belly is full of light and love.

  8. I am a strong and capable woman.

  9. I have patience.

  10. I have an open heart.

  11. I am strong and calm and beautiful.

  12. Birth is a wonderful, safe experience.

  13. My body knows exactly what to do.

  14. I trust my labor.

  15. I ask for and receive what I need.

  16. My baby is healthy; I am healthy.

  17. I am surrounded by loving, nurturing support.

  18. I fearlessly surrender to the power of my body.

  19. I am NOT afraid!

  20. My body is nourishing my baby perfectly.

  21. My body knows how to birth my baby.

  22. I listen to my body and my heart.

  23. I believe in birth.

  24. I am relaxed and happy that my baby is finally coming to me.

  25. I am focused on a smooth birth.

  26. My mind is relaxed, my body is relaxed.

  27. I am an active and powerful laboring woman.

  28. I feel confident, I feel safe, I feel secure.

  29. My muscles work in complete harmony to make birth easier.

  30. My body is in the perfect position for birth.

  31. My cervix opens outward and allows my body to ease down.

  32. I am a link in the endless chain of birthing women.

  33. I choose a gentle and natural birth.

  34. I see my baby coming smoothly from my womb.

  35. My breath is easy, deep, and full.

  36. My baby will be born at the perfect moment.

  37. I turn my birthing over to my baby and my body.

  38. My body knows exactly what to do.

  39. Each surge/wave/contraction brings my baby closer to me.

  40. My body is wise and purposeful.

  41. I am totally relaxed and at ease.

  42. I trust my intuition.

  43. I am a wonderful mother.

  44. I allow the waves to wash over me.

  45. Let this wave come.

  46. I am OK.

  47. This sensation is healthy; I welcome it.

  48. I have everything I need.

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