Birth Affirmations for the Expectant Mother | Birth Photography

Back when I was pregnant, I memorized a few birth affirmations that resonated with me.

I printed out this list, taped it next to my bed, and read them  in bed as I would fall asleep.

Eventually, I highlighted a few of my favorites, and focused just on those.

When I was laboring with my first baby, I recalled my favorite affirmations and they became my birth mantra.

What will your birth mantra be?


Birth Affirmations

My baby is strong and healthy.

I trust my body.

My belly is full of light and love.

I am a strong and capable person.

I have patience.

I have an open heart.

My body knows exactly what to do.

My baby feels my joy.

I trust my labor.

I am open to the energy of birth.

husband holds his wife's hand laboring in the tub

I embrace the wisdom of my body.

My body knows how to birth my baby.

I have everything I need.

I believe in birth.

Untapped sources of strength are available to me.

I trust my body to know what it is to do.

I welcome my coming labor as the perfect one for me and my baby.

I am an active and powerful laboring woman/person.

I feel confident; I feel safe; I feel secure.

I welcome this opportunity to grow and change.

My muscles work in complete harmony to make birthing easier.

leaning on her partner during labor

My cervix opens outward and allows my baby to ease down.

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

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 body knows exactly what to do.

My body is wise and purposeful.

I am totally relaxed and at ease.

I can handle whatever comes up.

I trust my intuition.

two people embrace in the water during labor and birth

I release my birthing over to my body and my baby.

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/parent.

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