Affirmations have power! Whether you are experiencing the discomforts or worries that can happen during your pregnancy, or you are in the birthing process, affirmations can help you stay calm and focused in one of the most stressful times in life. At Impact Chiropractic, we are focused on helping you have the healthiest pregnancy and birth possible and that means keeping your stress level down and your positivity level up! To help you leverage the power of affirmations, we’re sharing across these 20 affirmations from the ICPA for those tough times during pregnancy and those tough moments during the birthing process. Affirmations are most effective when read aloud or repeated frequently to help train your brain that you got this, momma!

Affirmations During Pregnancy
These affirmations are most effective when read aloud. Repeat after me:
1. Everything I need to take care of this baby is already within me.
2. There’s beauty in the growth of my belly and the rest of my body. My baby is getting healthier and stronger!
3. My baby is in the perfect position to come to the world healthily and smoothly.
4. I will cherish every little toe, finger, bone, facial expression, and more.
5. I can endure anything, and I will endure anything that comes my way.
6. I was chosen to be the mother of this child, and I am good enough to care for her.
7. My baby is developing normally and will be born healthy, whole, safe, and at the perfect time.
8. My baby knows how and when to be born, and I will patiently wait for her arrival.
9. I allow myself to see the beauty and joy in my pregnancy. I want to enjoy this precious time with my baby and to be empowered by all it brings.
10. I trust my body to help guide my baby into this world and into the safety of my arms.

Affirmations During Birth
These affirmations are most effective when read aloud. Repeat after me:
1. Today I get to hold my baby.
2. I am made for this.
3. I can make it through this.
4. I am going to have a healthy and happy baby.
5. I trust my body. My body knows what to do.
6. My body knows how to birth my baby.
7. I breathe with each wave and flow with it.
8. Open, surrender. Open, surrender.
9. I trust my body. I trust my baby. I trust my birth.
10. I am already a great mother.

Provided and published by ICPA. For more information, visit discoverkidshealth.com
Appearing in Pathways to Family
Wellness Magazine Issue #74