Affirmations are positive phrases that either

  • you say out loud
  • read
  • 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.  🙂

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. What a great topic! How a mom thinks about birth impacts her birth experience. As a childbirth educator, I strive to help moms learn that labor and birth is a normal and not a frightening experience.

    I’m going to check out some of your other posts in this series!

    EnjoyBirth Reply:

    Yay for fellow childbirth educators. What we do can make a huge difference. 🙂

  2. I really enjoyed listening to the affirmations Hypnobabies CD when I was pregnant with my #2! I really think realizing that I DID have it in me to have the birth I wanted kept me in control when I was birthing, despite the fact that I had a really crazy and out-of-control birth with my first.

    Off to check out the maternity fashion posts! I need those!

    EnjoyBirth Reply:

    I agree, affirmations can really make a huge difference. I love finding fellow Hypnobabies Moms, there are a lot of us out there.

  3. Thanks for the comment!!

    And I did hynobabies with my second son 4 years ago! It was a great experience 🙂

    EnjoyBirth Reply:

    I love finding fellow Hypnobabies Moms. 🙂

  4. Sara- Rockin' Oily Momma

    Great affirmations. I can’t remember who, but there is also someone doing 31 days of breastfeeding. This is important too. For me, I never realized how hard it would be. I gave up early on because I never could get my baby to latch correctly.

    EnjoyBirth Reply:

    I agree, that is another really good topic. Getting a good latch down makes it much easier!

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