Affirmations for home birth (31+)

Affirmations for home birth

  • “Don’t think of it as pain. Think of it as an interesting sensation that requires all of your attention.” Ina Mae Gaskin, Spiritual Midwifery
  • “It’s hard to describe if you’ve never been there, but to watch a woman access her full power as a woman to give birth is awe-inspiring, and I never get tired of being witness to it. It’s an honor to watch that transformation take place.” Julie Bates, CNM
  • “Just as a woman’s heart knows how to pump, her lungs know how to inhale, and her hands to pull back from fire, so she knows when and how to give birth.” Virginia DiOrio
  • “Not only do I trust my body, I am in awe of all it can do. I don’t know if I will ever be able to accomplish anything as marvelous as birthing and nursing two babies. That is more amazing to me than running a marathon or climbing a mountain. I have created and nurtured life; nothing tops that. ” ~ Corbin Lewars (via Midwifery Today)
  • “Remember that each labor contraction is caused by a wave of oxytocin coursing through your body. So, very literally, each birthing surge is a surge of love. Allow yourself to meet each surge with the same warmth, intimacy and acceptance that you would experience during a kiss or a loving embrace.” Lauralyn Curtis
  • “The strength that is displayed in labor and birth is something that no one can EVER take from you in your life. Elixir of courage.” –Desirre Andrews
  • “The whole point of woman-centered birth is the knowledge that a woman is the birth power source. She may need, and deserve, help, but in essence, she always had, currently has, and will have the power.” Heather McCue
  • “We are made to do this work and its not easy…I would say that pain is part of the glory, or the tremendous mystery of life. And that if anything, it’s a kind of privilege to stand so close to such an incredible miracle.”
  • Birth is a safe, wonderful, and powerful experience.
  • Birth is powerful. I will let it empower me.
  • Countless women have given birth before me. Their courage and strength are with me.
  • Each contraction produces a healthy, positive pain that I can handle.
  • Each surge of my body brings my baby closer to me.
  • Good strong contractions will help me meet my baby.
  • I am a strong woman and my body is powerful. I trust my instincts to know what I need for my labor.
  • I am fierce but flexible.
  • I am prepared to meet whatever turns my birthing takes.
  • I am present. I am doing this. We are doing this.
  • I am relaxed and happy that my baby is finally coming.
  • I am strong and capable.
  • I am surrounded by love and support.
  • I breathe deeply and I am calm.
  • I can’t stop the waves, but I can learn to surf.
  • I embrace the wisdom and innate knowledge of my body.
  • I feel confident. I feel safe. I feel secure.
  • I feel good and I am beautiful, inside and out.
  • I feel the power of my body with each contraction. My body works flawlessly.
  • I have great trust in myself and my capabilities.
  • I have grown this baby; I will birth her fearlessly.
  • I put all fear aside as I prepare for the birth of my baby.
  • I relax and my baby relaxes with me.
  • I surrender to the power of my body. My contractions bring my baby closer.
  • I trust my body to know what to do.
  • I trust my instincts.
  • I will welcome my baby in peace and joy.
  • My baby knows how and when to be born.
  • My baby trusts me, and I trust this process.
  • My body and pelvis open wide for my baby to pass through.
  • My body contains all the knowledge necessary to give birth to my baby.
  • My body has been perfectly designed for giving birth naturally.
  • My body knows what to do. I will surrender fully and completely.
  • My cervix opens and allows my baby to ease down with each contraction.
  • My courage and patience will send my baby into my arms.
  • My muscles work in complete harmony to make birthing easier.
  • My pelvis releases and opens easily to make way for baby.
  • Simone in Klasson 2001
  • The same love and desire I feel toward life I feel toward my baby’s birth.
  • trust my body and my baby.
  • Waiting for the birth of my baby is an experience of serene joy.
  • Why do birth work? “I do it, because nothing else… nothing else, compares to watching a woman move mountains with her own self, to watching her rise to a challenge and meet the moment with all she has, and that experience is only enhanced when she is supported by those who care for her, respect her, and want her to be empowered by the journey.” The Yarn Harlot
  • With each deep breath, I feel better and better.

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