(Closed) Positive affirmations during child birth?

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My sister is a doula and she and I have talked a lot about what she does and what I expect when and if I ever get pregnant. I won’t allow any negative phrases in the delivery room, from me or anyone else. I won’t say ‘it hurts, i’m in pain’ or anything else along those lines. I just plan on breathing and telling myself that I can do it. The word epidural won’t be allowed in the room either unless I specifically ask for it.I know those are things I won’t say and you asked for phrases I will say but I don’t know about those. My husband better be telling me how amazing I am the entire time.

That’s the plan at least, who knows how it will actually go down once the times comes.


Post # 5
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Have you read Unbound Birth or Posh Push? There are a lot of good ideas surrounding natural births in those books (or at least I thought so). I’m about 7 weeks away, so we’ll see if the techniques work:):)

Post # 7
1621 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@DaneLady:  There are some good Hypnobirthing CDs that have vocal affirmations that I find quite relaxing.  Sometimes hearing another voice giving you (gentle) commands is very helpful.

Post # 10
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

This is kind of different because I ended up having a cesarean, …but I felt that any type of positive comments from the husband meant a lot. I was laying on the surgery table shaking like crazy and he would describe to me what was going on since I could not see, would hold my hand and tell me that I am doing great. That helped a lot. Also, just knowing that you have someone there that cares about you is great. I hated that they would not let him while I was in prep… I was just thinking the whole time, “Where is he??!!” 

Before the surgery, I had a very difficult labor and was really losing it. It helped to have him say “You can do this.” “I am here” “This is only temporary” and doing the breathing exercises with me.

What I did not want to hear: “Poor thing.” “Breath!” “I know it hurts..” “Relax”

Post # 11
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

i always liked this. its from birth without fear blog. 

Post # 13
1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It’s great to not use negative phrases while in labor, but for me stating that  I was in pain, acknowledging it, then getting support from my partner and mom, helped me through it.  I had to be induced and my labor was quite intense.

Post # 14
1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Commenting to follow! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m studying up on the Bradley Method and HypnoBabies. I read a birth blog about a mom who brought things that made her happy to read/hear – favorite songs, Bible verses, quotes, etc.

Post # 15
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@DaneLady:  I don’t need to tell you that I’m not currently PG, but I bought Ina May Gaskins “Guide to Childbirth” before the MC and I’ve really been enjoying it. I put it down for a week or two after the MC because it was hard to think about, but I’ve since picked it up again and I’ve found it so inspiring. You’ll like it ๐Ÿ™‚

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