I call the ones I picked mantras because I recite them over and over and I picked shorter ones. They are birth affirmations that can be used in birth. I mentioned them in another thread and figured I would post them for those that want to see a list. Feel free to add your own in reply. I have several taped up around my birth space. I tried to pick a few from the different lists.
Birth Empowering Statements
Birth is an Emergence, not an Emergency.
I have birthing wisdom.
If God had meant for all women to have an episiotomy, we would all have zippers!
I am the product of millions of years of SUCCESSFUL childbirth.
Yes! to the spirit of birth.
I trust my body to know how to birth this child just as it knew how to grow this child.
I trust my instincts to know what I need in labor.
I trust my instincts to do what is best for my baby.
I am a strong and capable woman.
Only I can give birth to this baby and I accept responsibility for that challenge.
My body knows how to birth our baby. If women didn't know how, we would have died out
My body is indeed beautifully and wonderfully made.
I get to have a voice.
I have to be truthful with myself.
I listen to my body and heart.
I deserve to have the birth I desire.
I trust my body
I trust my pain
I trust my labor
I trust in our baby
I am a strong and capable woman.
I am a powerful, loving and creative being.
I am now willing to experience all of my feelings.
My pelvis releases and opens, as have those of countless women before me.
I accept myself completely here and now.
I now feel inner peace and serenity.
I accept this labor as my labor and believe it is the right labor for me and for my baby.
I love and accept my body completely.
I accept all my feelings as part of myself.
I now forgive and release everyone in my life.
I believe in my ability to give birth easily.
I am prepared and ready to welcome my baby.
I believe in myself and I have nothing to fear.
My uterus is working well to bring my baby down and out of the pelvis...there is plenty of
room for my baby to pass through... easily...effortlessly...comfortably.
Good strong contractions help my baby come into the world.
It is safe for me to verbalize my feelings and desires...I am willing to allow others the
pleasure of serving me.
I will allow the process to take place.
I believe in myself.
I am prepared to meet whatever turns my birthing takes.
I open like a rose, in my own time and way
I have faith in my ability to birth my baby
I choose a simple, peaceful, joyous and pleasurable birth
I am confident and ready to welcome my baby
I relax my mind and my body
My body is perfectly designed to give birth safely
The path from my womb to my arms is safe, short and wide open
My body opens, my mind quiets, my baby descends
I am in control of my birth and my choices
I listen to my body and my baby
I honor my baby and my body
I am relaxed, peaceful and calm
All thoughts recede from my mind as my body gives birth with ease
I enjoy giving birth to my babies
I enjoy the process of birth
I enjoy the dance of birth
I choose a joyous birth for my family
I laugh my baby into the world
Giving birth is a creative act, full of orgasmic feeling and joy
I deserve a joyful birth
I give birth in joyful bliss
My baby's birth is joyful.
My baby's birth is a calm, joyous experience.
The process of birth is exciting.
I am relaxed and happy that my baby is finally coming to me.
I put all fear aside and welcome my baby with happiness and joy.
Safe & Loving Birth
I enjoy safe and loving births with my babies
My body is made to give birth in safety and love
I give birth in safety and in love
I am filled with love
I trust my body to birth my baby safely
The more faith I have in myself, the safer my birth will be
The more faith I have in myself, the more loving my birth will be
The more faith I have in my baby, the safer my birth will be
I feel the love of others around me.
Birth is a safe and wonderful experience.
I focus on all going right.
I am never alone...I have sisters throughout my city, state, my country and around the
world who will be having their babies at the same time as me. I tune into them and send
them my love and reassurance.
I am in a safe place and it is now safe for me to let go completely.
My baby is being massaged and stimulated through the sensations of birth.
My baby feels my love.
I love you little one, Mother will birth you gently.
Healthy Body, Healthy Baby, Healthy Birth
I will strive to make the food I eat only good, healthy food.
I know that eating healthy makes a healthy pregnancy.
I will strive to exercise during my pregnancy.
I know that a healthy body makes a healthy pregnancy.
I am strong and healthy.
My baby is strong and healthy.
My body is made to give birth
My baby is blessed with abundant health
My child is whole, my child is well, my child is healthy
My body is healthy and strong
I am whole, I am well, I am birthing
My baby is healthy and strong
I radiate health and love
Relax and breathe
My baby knows all is well.
My mind and body can handle a labor of any kind.
My body is nourishing my baby.
Pregnancy is natural, normal, healthy and safe for my baby and me.
My baby moves gently along in its journey.
Wild & Free Birth
I free my mind, my body and my birth
I am proud of my body’s ability to give birth
I feel free to dance, cry, vomit, sing, moan, shout and sweat as I give birth. I am free to
Birth is a primal dance, I give birth well
Birth is wild, free and primal. I embrace it.
I am free to birth my way
I am a mother tiger and I roar and purr to my baby in my womb
I am free to sing my birthing song
I am a goddess in all my glory!
My body opens like a flower in bloom
Each wave of labor brings me closer to holding my baby in my arms
Squat, roll, kneel, moan, dance, shower, hang, breathe, sit, sing or sway the baby out
Drink and pee. Stay hydrated but keep the bladder empty.
Embrace the sensations and thank them for bringing your baby into your arms
I am free to breathe deeply, pant, moan and freely express myself through each wave of
Relaxed, peaceful and open
I embrace the concept of healthy pain.
I completely co-operate with my body during labor and birth.
I keep my face arms and pelvic floor completely relaxed.
I do not fight the birth, my body is relaxed - I am not afraid.
My breathing is even, Inhale peace, Exhale tension.
My mind and muscles are relaxed.
I relax through each stretching sensation, allowing my uterus to work effectively.
The stretching sensations appear to last only a short time, but are efficient, and quickly
open the cervix......opening......so my baby can be born.
I focus my attention on breathing, bringing in oxygen, which surrounds my muscles:
bringing in nourishment, and washing out fatigue.
I direct my energy from my head, down through my body and out through my vagina...this
energy assists my muscles to work efficiently, and helps my baby come
As I feel my vagina being pressed open by my baby's head, I surrender completely, and
open like a beautiful rose in full bloom.
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 birthing over to God.
I feel my body gently sway with relaxation.
Each surge of 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.
My body remains still and limp.
I meet each surge only with my breath; my body is at ease.
For Husbands in Birth
I trust in her ability to give birth easily ~I listen, I trust, I support, I love
I am an important part of this birth, I am important to my family
My woman is strong and capable of birthing our child
I create a safe place for my baby to be born into
I offer support to my wife and my family
I remind her to relax and trust the process of birth
I quiet myself and listen to her
I am able to make the best possible choices for a healthy, joyful birth.
I see my partner as a strong and capable woman.
I am able to support my partner during pregnancy and birth.
We are working harmoniously together.
We are grateful for this powerful experience.
The power of birth strengthens me, my child, and my partner.
Waiting for Baby
I relax and allow my birth to unfold in its own time
Babies are born on their birthdays, not when someone else decides.
My body will birth in its own time.
My baby knows how and when to be born.
My baby will be born healthy and at the perfect time.
I have faith, courage and patience.
When it is ready, my baby will come
This is a new birth and a new baby unique unto itself.
I see my last birth as a learning experience from which I am growing and changing.
My changing body is radiantly beautiful.
I trust my body to labor smoothly and efficiently.
I am able to birth safely and naturally.
I am able to birth in the best possible way for my baby and myself.