Affirmations are positive phrases that either
- you say out loud
- say in your in your mind
- listen to others saying
Affirmations can help your subconscious mind accept positive thought and attitudes. There are a few ways you can make affirmations a part of your pregnancy.
- You can write down some affirmations, post them where you will see them every day and read them each time you see them.
- You can download an MP3 or get a CD with pregnancy affirmations and listen to it every day. The Hypnobabies has both a pregnancy and a birthing time affirmation CD.
- If you Google Pregnancy Affirmations you can find many sites with lists of affirmations as well as different MP3s you can download.
It is handy to have a CD or MP3, because it is easy to pop it into your car and listen as you drive. It is amazing how quickly the affirmations get into your mind. My students all love their Hypnobabies Pregnancy Affirmations.
I have seen moms answer questions like, “when is that baby ever going to be born?” with an affirmation – “My baby knows the perfect day to be born”
Love your body
I see moms who are struggling with their changing body, learn to really love and accept their pregnant body as they listen to the affirmations.
It is especially powerful if you come up with affirmations that focus on the areas you have concerns about.
For instance when I work with moms who have had a negative first birth experience I suggest the affirmation –
This is a new baby and a new birth!
This doesn’t negate their first experience, rather it helps them accept this time can be a new and better experience.
What are some affirmations you enjoy during pregnancy? What are some situations/issues you would like help creating affirmations about?
Edited to add – I just found a fellow 31 dayer who is doing a 31 day about Maternity Fashion! I thought you moms would like to know, because feeling good about how we look can also help us stay positive. 🙂