Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christian Birth Affirmations



 I came across the concept of birth affirmations while researching natural labor and I loved it. The only problem was that the affirmations I found online were very centered on me: my body, my power, my natural know-how. I knew I needed to rely on God and not my own strength, so I made a list of my own Bible-based birth affirmations.  I thought about reading these aloud on a recording that I could listen to while on labor (as some popular methods suggest), but I ending up using them differently and it really worked for me.  Every time I had a contraction, Hubs would read one affirmation out loud and encourage me while elaborating on that one thought.
This method really helped me to focus my mind and breath through the contractions, and it helped that I had a fresh thought to focus on each time! Looking back, I think that we used these while I was transitioning - but we didn't know that at the time.

Please let me know if these are helpful to you and if you have any other affirmations that you would add!





God has given us this child and has chosen the perfect time to bring him into the world.

My body is fearfully and wonderfully made, and it is designed to give birth. 

God has given me all the strength I need for this moment. 

My son has a calling on his life. 

I chose to rest in a peace that surpasses understanding. 

I receive the birth of my son with joy and peace. 

Each surge (contraction) brings us a little closer to an answered prayer and a fulfilled promise. 

I did not conceive in my own strength and I do not labor in my own strength. I rely fully on God. 

I am more than a conqueror. 

I am surrounded with love and prayers from family and friends. 

This is the first day of an amazing new adventure with the love of my life. 

When it's most uncomfortable, I am the most relaxed and at peace with the process of birth. (paraphrase of a Bradley method affirmation)

Tomorrow none of the discomfort will matter anymore. 

I can keep fighting because I know I will overcome. 




If you found these to be helpful, check out the birth story post and Bible-based labor preparation post!

8 comments:

  1. I love this! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Jill! :) I hope you find them helpful!

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  2. I'm in tears as I read this. I'm still only about halfway to due date, but can't stop thinking ahead and can't wait to try these when the time comes :D

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment, Rebecca! It's never too soon to start preparing! If you enjoyed the birth affirmations, you may also be interested in the Bible-based Labor Preparation post (link in the first line of this post). Prayers for you and your little one! :)

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  3. These are so good! Saving this for my next birth! <3

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  4. Just what I was looking for. Its not like there is specific labor/birthing scripture in the bible but the concept of relying on Gods strength and praising and glorifying him are all a part of it. So glad I found these it puts into words what I was thinking.

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  5. Was feeling the same way! Can't give birth in my own strength only with His help! Thanks for sharing I will use these!

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