Birth affirmations are a tool that women use while in labor to help stay focused and step out of the way of their body. These positive affirmations are often used when you are experiencing a tough contraction, feel to weak to push for the next count of three or even when you're being wheeled in for a cesarean section. Just like labor there are times after baby is born where you are going to feel like you need that extra push to help you make it through the day. Those first few days or weeks after birth is when a woman might need these positive affirmations the most.
So we found 6 birth affirmations that can also be used in the postpartum period to help you make it through those tough moments as a new mom.
I've got this
Damn right you got this. You just gave birth to a tiny human, you can do anything!
I am patient with myself and my baby
Life on the outside is brand new to your little one. Getting on a schedule and learning each other will take time, be patient with one another.
This wont last forever
The sleepless nights and the "baby blues" don't last forever, you WILL make it through this.
I am doing my best
Doing your best is all that you can do. Don't try to take on too much after delivery, your body needs time to recover and rest. Remember that you ARE doing the best that you can right now.
I relax so my baby relaxes
Babies can sense stress in their mothers so taking the time to relax will not only help your well-being but it can help your baby too. Take this time to create a bond between you, baby and the rest of your family.
I am proud of my body and I trust it
After giving birth it takes times for your body to recover and get back to "normal". Instead of feeling bad because your body doesn't look the same as it did before the baby bump, be proud of everything it just went through. Trust that your body will heal and recover in due time.
Labor is hard, parenting is also hard so a reminder that we are going to make it through that very moment in time when it feels like we just can't is sometimes needed.
Please share these positive affirmations with a new mom as she might just need a little encouragement today.