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Birth Affirmations

These are the affirmations I used during my pregnancy with Will. As you will see, I believe that God made our bodies for birth, and really wanted these Bible verses & thoughts to be down deep in my (sub?)consciousness when I went into labour.  I printed them off, laminated them, and tried to say them every day at bedtime while praying.  I frequently forgot, but really, who cares. :)  Quite a bit of the inspiration for these affirmations came from http://www.unassistedchildbirth.com/laura/affirmations.html, from Supernatural Childbirth by Jackie Mize, and I think there might be some Hypnobirthing ones in there too.  Some of them are scripture with commentary, and others are straight birthing affirmations.  But enough waffling, here they are:
 

Affirmations

I believe I give birth with faith and trust.  I believe God has not given me a spirit of fear but of love, power and a sound mind.  I believe that God is love, and perfect love casts out all fear. (2 Timothy 1:7)

I believe I am not afraid, fear has no hold over me, or place in me.  Faith in God is there instead. (1 John 4:16 & 18)

I believe I have inner help.  God is with me every step of the way.  Praise the Lord, he will never leave me nor forsake me. (Deuteronomy 31:6)

I believe I love myself and my body.  Psalm 139:14 says I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

I believe I am not ashamed of my body.  God doesn’t make junk!

I believe I forgive myself. I’m a new creation, and am forgiven through Christ.  Praise God! (2 Corinthians 5:17)

I believe I trust God for a smooth, easy birth.

I believe I trust my God-given body.

I believe I am not ashamed of my sexuality. It is a wonderful God-given gift. (Song of Solomon)

I believe I am not guilty; I am redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus! Praise God!

I believe I am innocent through Christ.

I believe I am not afraid of my God Given power. (Matthew 19:26)

I believe through God, I am powerful AND lovable

I believe I will love my baby into this world.  God will do the hard work.  I see my baby coming smoothly from my womb as God brings bub out.  Psalm 22:9 and Psalm 71:6 says that He brings babies out of the womb. Yay!

I believe in my God-given ability to give birth safely and easily.

I believe I’m deserving of, and will have a pain-free, supernatural birth.  If others can, so can I!

With God I am prepared to meet whatever turn my birthing takes.  There is no reason for fear, whatsoever. I do not need to worry about a breech birth, stillbirth, baby getting stuck, premature baby, or anything else.  God is greater than all of these things, and he can and will fix them – if needs be!  Praise his precious Name.

I put all fear aside as I prepare for the birth of my baby.

My mind is relaxed; my body is relaxed.

I feel confident; I feel safe; I feel secure.  Praise God for his all-encompassing love and sovereignty.

My muscles work in complete harmony to make birthing easier.  Praise God that I am fearfully and wonderfully made, so that this can happen. (Psalm 139:14)

I fully relax and turn my birthing over to my baby, my body, and my God. I have faith in their guidance, and will listen and follow their lead.

Baby, you are positioned perfectly for a smooth, easy birth.

Each God-given surge of my body brings my baby closer to me.

I welcome my baby with happiness and joy.

As my baby is born, my blood vessels close to the appropriate degree.

I believe I am not fighting this in any way.  This is God’s work.

I believe I am moving out of the way and allowing God to bless our family.

 

4 responses to “Birth Affirmations

  1. Chelsey

    August 7, 2012 at 7:46 am

    This is so lovely! Thank you for posting. I am a Christian, expecting the birth of my second baby. Another girl!!!
    I was looking for Christian birth affirmations, and these really have helped me to relax, and reaffirmed my belief that God is with me and there is no reason to be afraid.

    Just as an aside note….
    You made reference twice to being “fearfully and wonderfully made.” I love this verse! Its one of my favorites. However, you give the wrong scripture numbers.
    Its found in Psalm 139:14, not Psalm 74 or 71.

    Just wanted to point that out!
    And thanks again for posting such wonderfully affirming things for Christian women to read.
    God bless!

     
    • misskalypso

      August 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      Oops! Thanks for that! It’s great when people correct me! Iron sharpens iron! I hope your birth goes really well & is as ‘God filled’ as my 2nd birth (read Will’s birth story – God is so good!). God bless! :)

       
  2. Christa Ford

    December 4, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Thank you so much for these birth affirmations! I just copied and printed them out and will use them in our upcoming birth in January! I am very encouraged by and strengthened by them already, and God bless you for your sharing these! In Christ’s Love

     

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