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#1 of 8 Old 04-19-2010, 05:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone else working on a birth board? I've never done it before and always thought it wouldn't do much for me. But I kept envisioning this birth board and finally got up and made one. I think it will be pretty helpful since my last birth was extremely traumatic. I thought i'd do a lot more artwork on it, but its mostly words. DH is going to write my affirmations down for me (he has MUCH nicer handwriting than I do) tonight and then it will be complete. I have a list going and thought i'd see what other's birth affirmations are.

My board:
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...thboard008.jpg

I'd love to see other's birth boards and affirmations!

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I've never heard of that. Very cool, though! I tend to tunnel in on *one* thing during most of my labor. My last labor it was my birth beads from the DDC. Might be fun to expand that to include more affirmations, though. Perhaps I wouldn't get to the "6cm? I can't do this anymore! I need the dang needle in my back!" lol (never did get that, thanks to my wonderful dh who reminded me that I would hate myself if I did.)

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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.
~Unknown

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.

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Ohhh what a great list! I love them!

I have yet to add mine to my board lol. But i have them on stickies through out the house whenever i think of one.

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DDC crashing. I love this idea! I want to get some poster board and make one now.

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I'm not doing a natural birth, but I think this is a great idea for any momma during labor. I think I'm going to have to make one as well. DF might think me strange, but hey, he's not the one pushing a baby out her hoo-ha.

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I'm not doing a natural birth, but I think this is a great idea for any momma during labor. I think I'm going to have to make one as well. DF might think me strange, but hey, he's not the one pushing a baby out her hoo-ha.
This could be used for ANY birth, IMO. Just something to focus on when you are going through it all. And it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, never a bad thing

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This is a great idea!

mama to 4 kiddos, wife to one awesome man!  DH of 13yrs, DS 5/01,dd 5/05, DS 3/08, DS 6/10
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