Friday, November 11, 2011

Birth affirmations

I am a believer that there is a strong mind/body connection and that what we think influences our bodies' physical response. As I have been reading and trying to prep for this upcoming birth, I have felt a desire to create an affirmation list that I can print out and either read or have someone read to me while I'm in labor. Here's what I've come up with so far. I imagine I will add to it.  I haven't written down who said the quotes I threw in, but I imagine you can google them and find the source. If not, ask me and I'll tell you.

“My body is not a lemon
I am not a machine
The Creator is not a careless mechanic”
My body is not broken.

I am capable.
I am enough.
I am strong.
I am a good mother.
I am happy.
I eat and drink good things.
I am healthy.
I smile and laugh because life is good.
I forgive other people and I am compassionate with myself
I forgive myself for my shortcomings and work to become better each day.
I am a compassionate and loving, caring person.
I have inner peace.
I am resourceful.
I am lovable.
Whatever this birth brings will make me stronger, wiser, and more patient.

This feeling is normal.
This birth is normal.
I am not alone.
I am relaxed.
I am in control.
I am loved.
I am patient.
I am beautiful right now.
My body was made to birth babies.
My body is amazing.
I listen to my body.

“Perfect love casts out all fear”
“The Family is ordained of God.
Families are central to our Heavenly Father’s plan here on earth and through the eternities.”
I have faith in God and His plan for my family and me
I will “discover and treasure the beauty and sweetness of [this birth]”

“In the most beloved story of a baby’s birth, there was no decorated nursery or designer crib—only a manger for the Savior of the world.”


A.J. Dub. said...

You forgot "I ROCK!"
That is a great list. I have no doubt it will be a huge help too.

Maren said...

Awesome. I totally believe that our body can react to what our mind thinks and positive thinking is crucial for us to become and do what we want to. You will do great Celia!

Erin said...

My strongest belief is that it is all about mindset. With Anna I really hadn't made up my mind what I was going to and was therefore talked into an epidural really, really early. With Clara, I made up my mind within the first month and I knew nothing was going to change it.

If you BELIEVE you can do it, you can do it! You've pushed yourself through a half marathon, which means you can 100% manage to get yourself through labor.

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

THanks for the votes of confidence ladies!

Lois said...

I, too, believe in the power of affirmations. You will do great. I love the I am statements.