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  • Writer's pictureMeredith Currin

Powerful and Encouraging Birth Affirmations

One of the most powerful and effective tools for a pregnant woman during labor and birth are birth affirmations. Birth affirmations are short, positive statements that help to create and encourage confidence. They can be something you think to yourself, say aloud, or someone can tell you during labor and birth. They can also be written down on note cards and strategically placed around your home (on the fridge, on the bathroom mirror, by the shower and on the nightstand) and/or where you plan to labor and birth. Birth affirmations can be a refreshing resource to remind yourself that giving birth is not something to fear, but rather a challenge your body is equipped to achieve.


Birth affirmation cards are one tool, as a birth doula, I like to use when a mother is in labor. I encourage my clients to come up with some of their own birth affirmations. By doing this they will have personal words of encouragement that will help them during the tough stages of labor. Birth affirmations, when repeated and said aloud, help mothers release anxiety, build confidence and inner strength. Positive affirmations can make a world of difference during labor and birth.

I'd like to share some powerful and encouraging birth affirmations for labor that you could consider:

  • Each surge brings my baby closer to me

  • I can breathe through this contraction

  • I am proud of myself, however this birth goes

  • Birth is normal and natural

  • I am not alone

  • I have everything I need to birth my baby

  • My baby will be born at the perfect time

  • I relax, I release, I open

  • Women do this everyday, I can do this too

  • Other women around the world are birthing with me

  • I am strong

  • I feel supported in my birth and the decisions I’m making

  • I can do anything!

  • Birth is the ultimate act of love

  • I was made to do this

  • My body was made to do hard things

  • My body is capable and strong

  • I will meet my baby soon

  • The joy is coming

  • I will welcome my baby in peace and joy.

  • My mind and my body are relaxed

  • I'm excited to meet my baby

  • Come on baby

Faith Based Birth Affirmations:

  • The Lord has given me courage, faith, and patience

  • I experience joy and peace for what is to come

  • I place my trust in the Lord as I wait for the birth of my baby

  • My help comes from the Lord

  • I give birth with faith and trust

  • God is with me every step of the way. Praise the Lord. He will never leave me nor forsake me.

Birth Affirmations for Expecting Dads and Partners:

  • Together, my partner and I can handle anything that comes our way.

  • My role in the birth room is valuable and irreplaceable. Birth is normal, natural, healthy and safe.

  • I will care for and love my baby no matter what

  • I am prepared to calmly meet any unexpected turns of our birth journey.

  • I am an expert at supporting my partner as she births. I set all fears aside as I prepare to support my family.

  • Together we've got this!

  • I'm excited to meet my baby

I hope you found these positive and empowering birth affirmations helpful in preparing your mind for labor and birth.

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