Affirmations for labor…

Labor sensations can be pretty intense… but a tried and true method of handling the experience is via use of affirmations. Below is a list gathered from the lovely Heather Wyman, Birth Doula and Photographer in Auburn Maine.

I am strong
I easily open my body.
My body opens, my mind quiets, and my baby descends.
Birth is safe for me and my baby.
I am in control of my birth and my choices. 
I am relaxed peaceful and calm.
I am strong
I easily open my body.
My body opens, my mind quiets, and my baby descends.
Birth is safe for me and my baby.
I am in control of my birth and my choices. 
I am relaxed peaceful and calm.
My baby is born in pure pleasure.
I put all fear aside as I prepare for the birth of my baby. 
I am relaxed and happy that my baby is finally coming to me. 
I am focused on a smooth easy birth. 
I trust my body to know what to do. 
My mind is relaxed, my body is relaxed. 
All thoughts recede from my mind as my body gives birth with ease.
I feel confident. I feel safe. I feel secure. 
My muscles work in complete harmony to make birthing easier. 
I feel a natural anesthesia flowing through my body. 
I relax as we move quickly and easily through each stage of birth. 
My cervix opens outward and allows my baby to ease down. 
I fully relax and turn my body over to Nature. (Hashem, G-d, Shekhinah)
I see my baby coming smoothly from my womb. 
I breathe and release tension. 
I turn my birthing over to my baby and my body. 
I see my breath filling a magnificent balloon. 
I am prepared to meet whatever turns my birthing takes.
My baby moves gently along in its journey. 
Each surge in my body brings my baby closer to me. 
I deepen my relaxation as I move further into labor. 
I am totally relaxed and at ease. 
I meet each surge only with my breath. 
My body is at ease. 
I bring myself into deeper relaxation.
I welcome my baby with happiness and joy. 
I give birth smooth, fast, and easily. 
I am filled with joy and love for my baby. 
I have lots of room for my baby to be born.
My mind, body and spirit work in harmony to birth my baby.
My body works perfectly. 
I believe in birth. 
I believe in myself. 
I listen to my body and my heart.
I listen to my intuition.

List courtesy of Peaceful Path Doula, Auburn Maine 

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