If you’ve heard us talk about birth affirmations. Or read the blog posts about positive affirmations or practical ways of working with your contractions. Or picked up one of our affirmation cards or leaflets at an event. You will know how useful positive birth affirmations can be. Affirmations help you change your thinking and changing your thinking helps to change how you feel. If you feel more relaxed you are giving yourself a tool to help you stay out of your head and allow your body to do the job of birthing your baby. Sometimes birth can feel scary but you can handle it.
You can make your own affirmation cards to pin up around the house and help get your head in a positive exciting space for anticipating your birth. You can also save any of the affirmations we post regularly on Instagram.
Now you can also download a full set of affirmations to print out and use by clicking the link here.
Positive Birth affirmations can say whatever you want them to as long as it encourages you to feel relaxed, know your own power and be confident about your decisions. Using a lovely picture that makes you smile or feel relaxed will also help you increase your own positive hormones. Popular images for positive birth affirmations include flowers which can be a lovely image of opening up from a bud to a bloom just as your cervix opens to allow your baby to be born. Our lavender affirmations and our green affirmations both have flowers as their background. Another popular image that some people find helps is to imagine your contractions as waves that come and go. Our blue birth affirmations have a crashing wave background.