December 10

Positive Affirmations for Labour and Birth

Being relaxed and feeling safe is important when labouring and birthing your baby. It increases the flow of oxytocin which helps improve uterine contractions and a surge when your baby is born helps you to bond with your baby.

So why positive affirmations?
Every thought you think and every word you say is an affirmation of a belief. All of our inner self-talk are affirmations or mantras

Do you want to believe feel confident and positive about your upcoming labour and birth? Why not fill your mind with positive thoughts about it? 

I prepared the following images for you to pin (they’re all on this board on Pinterest too).

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Go through them and pick out the ones that resonate with you or simply create your own. Display them where you can read them throughout your day so your mind can absorb the statement and begin to consider and believe them over time. By the time you’ve read them 100 times in your daily routine, it will become second nature to think these thoughts and dispel any fears you may have. I have also been reading the lovely birth stories on the Irish Home Birth Association website and the GentleBirth website to fill my mind with positive stores and feel that I CAN do this!

I tend to write affirmations myself when I am feeling stressed or worried about something. Usually, I have to rewrite them a few times until I can feel the statement is believable. I find a phrase which works for me. This also sheds more light on exactly what I am worried about. Then my mind can begin to find solutions.

Please share these with any other expectant mothers you may know.

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Meet Emma

Hi, I am Emma McAtasney, a NCEHS Personal Trainer since 2009. I earned my Pilates credentials through BASI Pilates, a highly respected college-level Pilates teacher training programme which aim is to create and maintain professional standards for the teaching of the Pilates Method to the highest calibre.


In addition, I am a prenatal and postnatal exercise specialist, nutritionist and founder of a boutique Pilates studio in Dundalk, Ireland.


I help my clients eat healthier, ditch fad diets and lose weight for good by guiding them to make small manageable changes that long term have a huge impact on their quality of life!

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  • Thank you for these affirmations. I was in tears reading them. I’m currently preparing for the arrival of my second child who is due any day now, and after the trauma of my first labour, have been needing lots of encouraging and empowering words to help me believe that I can get through this one. Thanks for sharing!

    • Tasha you are very welcome. I love using Affirmations to calm me down when I feel anxious about something. Let me know if you have one you want me to make for you that matches these and I’ll send it on x
      PS: I’m sure everything will work out for you this time around. It’s been my experience with the expecting mums in my classes.

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