I haven't seen one of these before!
These are some of my favorite affirmations though. I have been waiting to commit to more until I know where and how I'll be birthing.
Just as a woman’s heart knows how and when to pump, her lungs to inhale, and her hand to pull back from fire, so she knows when and how to give birth.
~ Virginia Di Orio
Only with trust, faith, and support can the woman allow the birth experience to enlighten and empower her.
~ Claudia Lowe
300,000 women will be giving birth with you today.
Relax and breathe and do nothing else.
Labor is hard work and you can do it.
I am not afraid.
I know my baby feels our calmness and confidence.
I trust in my ability to give birth.
My body knows exactly what it is doing.
I am confident in my ability to birth
naturally, painlessly amd easily.
During labourand birth,I am completely relaxed and comfortable.
I will have an uncomplicated, peaceful,joyous and pleasurable birth.
My baby is healthy.
I am completely cooperating with my body.
I will breathe deeply and slowly to relax my muscles making it easier for my uterus to work.
My body is made to give birth, nice and easy.
I believe my baby’s birth will come quickly and easily.
My body is completely relaxed.
All I need to do is relax and breathe – nothing else.
I feel the strong waves of labourand know that everything is normal and progressing.
Relax my mind and muscles.
Courage, faith and patience.
My body knows how to have this baby just as my body knew how to grow this baby.
Keep breathing slow and even.Inhale peace, exhale tension.
Keep my mind on acceptance and surrender.
I show absolutely no signs of fear or concern.
I surrender my birthing over to my baby and my body.
My body will give birth in its own time.
I love my baby and I am doing all that is necessary to bring about a healthy birth.
Birth is an easy and natural occurrence for which my body has been perfectly designed.
The strength of my uterine contractions is a sign of my feminine strength.
I have the energy and stamina to birth my baby.
There will be no complications.
I surrender to the contractions and relinquish control of the forces within my body.
Mama to Nov '08 and June '10