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FREE Printable Birth Affirmations

by Janelle - Trust Breathe Birth15 comments

by Janelle - Trust Breathe Birth on 19 March, 2015
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Would you like some FREE printable birth affirmations? Well, I have good news!

My wonderful friend Sashi is a graphic designer and has created some beautiful birth affirmations for her upcoming birth… and she thought it would be lovely to share them all with all the other Mum’s out there who are looking for birth affirmations for their upcoming births too! How wonderful is this lady?! 🙂

Just scroll down and click the “download” button to download them and print them out however you like!

If you’re wondering why somebody would want birth affirmations, let me answer that question for you too…

It’s so important to be in the right frame of mind when labouring and birthing.

Thinking positively, rather than doubting yourself has such a huge impact, as your body reacts to what your mind is thinking.

If you think that you can’t do it, your body will tense up and you will be working against tense muscles, which isn’t what you want to be doing while contractions are trying to gently move those muscles and open your cervix to allow baby out.

But if you’re relaxed and thinking positively, it will help your body work as it should… gently pulling those muscles on your uterus up, moving baby into a good position, opening your cervix and allowing space for baby to come out.

That’s birth 🙂

Something that you can do to help keep your mind in this beautiful, happy, positive place as you labour, is have birth affirmations up around the room for you to look at while you labour and birth. You can even put them around your home in the leadup to your birth so you see them every day! You’ll get to know them by heart, so that you don’t necessarily need to look at them while in labour to remember them. By the time you’ve walked past them or looked at them 100 times in your daily routine, it will become second nature to think these thoughts… making one less thing you have to think about on the big day.

So without further ado… here’s 23 FREE printable birth affirmations which you are welcome to download, save, print, share with friends… whatever you like! (These affirmations have been created as a gift to pregnant mothers, so please only use them for personal use).

I would LOVE to see how these are used in births around the world! If you’re on social media, please consider taking a pic of your affirmations all set up in your home or birth space and share it on my Facebook page, or hashtag #trustbreathebirth on Instagram! It would seriously make my day 🙂

The file is 10.8mb, so if it doesn’t download straight away, just give it a minute 😉

If the download button isn’t showing up, click here to download the affirmations.

Enjoy!

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About Janelle - Trust Breathe Birth

Janelle is a HypnoBirthing® & HypnoMothering® Practitioner, Birth Doula and homeschooling Mum to four daughters. She lives in the beautiful South West of Western Australia. After three not so perfect births, she decided to use her experiences to help other Mums have empowering births through education, preparation & support as a Birth Doula and HypnoBirthing® practitioner. She has since also had a wonderful, natural (VBA2C) birth for her fourth daughter. Her life is based around home educating her kids and also her birth work. You can follow Janelle on Facebook and Instagram by clicking on the icons at the top of this website.
  • Gretchen

    I’m printing and gifting your printables to a friend tomorrow – they’re sooooo beautiful!

    • Janelle

      What a thoughtful gift! <3

  • Teresa

    I LOVE these and plan to use them for my VBAC this spring. Is there anyway that you could offer them in a 5×7 size? It would be much easier for me to print, if at all possible.

    • Janelle

      Hi Teresa! You should be able to save them and print them out whatever size you like. There might be a slight border around the edges for some sizes if you’re printing on a different shaped paper, but you can cut the edges off if needed 🙂 Let me know if you have any problems 🙂 xx

  • Kimberly Perry Roeder

    Thank you so much for these! Exactly what I was looking for:)

    • Janelle

      No problem at all! I’m so glad you like them Kimberly! xx

  • Rosa MIller

    Not sure what is going wrong but I’ve tried printing these 4 times and they aren’t printing right. Is there any way you can email the pictures to me. I’ve tried saving them then printing, I’ve tried just printing directly for your download link. They print part of the background but the words aremissing or vise versa. rosa_layne_miller@yahoo.com

    • Janelle

      Oh how weird! I’ve just tried printing them too and it’s coming up with an issue for me as well. I’ve just spent an hour trying to figure out what’s going on but I can’t work it out, so I’ve asked my website technician and he’s going to have a look and let me know asap. It must’ve happened overnight because it was working yesterday. How frustrating! I’ll comment here so you know when it’s fixed. Sorry for the hassle! xx

      • Rosa MIller

        No worries. I finally got it to work by clicking on each idividual image and saving it to my desk top. A few extra steps but well worth it. Thank you for making these.

  • Lexyopo

    Thank you so much, I printed these and will TOTALLY be using them for my birth in California! 🙂

  • Emily Thurston

    Thank you tons, these are such a beautiful inspiration!! Exactly what I was looking for 🙂

  • Liz Grant

    These are absolutely gorgeous! I’m a birth doula, and I’m thinking of compiling a blog post of birth affirmations – would it be alright if I linked to your site? (My site is http://JubileeDoula.com) These are just phenomenal! Thanks. 🙂

    • Janelle

      That would be wonderful Liz! What a great idea!

  • Greta Dromgool

    Thank you for sharing these. They were used for the home birth of my daughter last Monday.

    • Janelle

      Oh how special!!! That’s just made my day 🙂 If you have any photos, feel free to share them with me at janelle@trustbreathebirth.com.au – I’d love to see them! Congratulations on your baby girl! xxxxx

 

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Trust Breathe Birth - HypnoBirthing in Bunbury & Surrounds shared Monet Nicole - Birthing Stories's photo.

For many women in our society, when they think of labour and birth, they think if it as painful, messy, torture, gross.

Or they say sentences such as "I don't want to see that!", or "I don't want my partner to look, cos he'll never be attracted to me again!", or "All dignity goes out the window during birth".

The fact that our society has brainwashed women (and men!) to believe this, and caused them to believe that even just viewing a video of birth will make women freak out, and when men see it in person, it will cause them to never be attracted to his wife again, just by witnessing it... It's so sad.

There's popular phrases such as "too posh to push", and "I want to keep my vagina honeymoon fresh".

It's absolutely terrible that when thinking of birth, some women feel like it's not a very feminine thing to do. They feel they will "lose" something that makes them attractive as a woman.

I'm not saying anything bad about the women feeling this way. At all. I'm talking about how sad it is that SOCIETY has MADE them feel this way. I feel bad for the women who feel like this. I felt the same way up until only a few years ago. It's terrifying. I feel for these women. It's completely understandable that they feel this way considering our society's views on birth.

But please know that you CAN change how you feel about birth.

Our society is what's crazy.

Because that same society who has brainwashed women to think of birth like this, has changed the feeling about the word femininity too.

Look it up on Google and you get this description...

noun
the quality of being female; womanliness... "she celebrates her femininity by wearing make-up and high heels"

😳😳😳�
If the description is "the quality of being female; womanliness"... Shouldn't giving birth make you feel incredibly feminine?

I mean, what man can do that?

Men and women can be equal in many ways, but being pregnant and giving birth is something that men just can't do.

So women should feel EXTREMELY feminine when birthing. Womanly, strong, powerful... Feminine!!!

And this is true for however that birth happens - yes, surgical births ARE births! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise!

And if she has a partner who loves her and loves her "femininity", wouldn't he find the experience incredible to be able to witness too?

When you think of birth, if you think of words such as "pain", "endure", "pain-relief", "gross"...

I challenge you to purposely look at this photo and think of it in a different way...

Look at the strength this woman has in this moment.

Look how strong her partner is, as he supports her.

See how he's looking at her in awe, as her strength, her determination, her "femininity", is bared for all to see. The two of them... Her - incredibly powerful as she brings life into the world. Him - as her rock. He can support her and calm her like nobody else can. Both of them working together in the absolutely beautiful dance of birth.

*sigh*

Our society can stick its beliefs.

Birth is absolutely breathtaking. 💚💚💚

Janelle xx

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HypnoBirthing Practitioner & Birth Doula
www.trustbreathebirth.com.au
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And since we've long been taught that birth is painful...it's easy to forget that it's also powerful...

4 days ago

For many women in our society, when they think of labour and birth, they think if it as painful, messy, torture, gross. 

Or they say sentences such as I dont want to see that!, or I dont want my partner to look, cos hell never be attracted to me again!, or All dignity goes out the window during birth. 

The fact that our society has brainwashed women (and men!) to believe this, and caused them to believe that even just viewing a video of birth will make women freak out, and when men see it in person, it will cause them to never be attracted to his wife again, just by witnessing it... Its so sad.

Theres popular phrases such as too posh to push, and I want to keep my vagina honeymoon fresh. 

Its absolutely terrible that when thinking of birth, some women feel like its not a very feminine thing to do. They feel they will lose something that makes them attractive as a woman. 

Im not saying anything bad about the women feeling this way. At all. Im talking about how sad it is that SOCIETY has MADE them feel this way. I feel bad for the women who feel like this. I felt the same way up until only a few years ago. Its terrifying. I feel for these women. Its completely understandable that they feel this way considering our societys views on birth. 

But please know that you CAN change how you feel about birth. 

Our society is whats crazy. 

Because that same society who has brainwashed women to think of birth like this, has changed the feeling about the word femininity too. 

Look it up on Google and you get this description... 

noun
the quality of being female; womanliness... she celebrates her femininity by wearing make-up and high heels

😳😳😳�
If the description is the quality of being female; womanliness... Shouldnt giving birth make you feel incredibly feminine?

I mean, what man can do that?

Men and women can be equal in many ways, but being pregnant and giving birth is something that men just cant do. 

So women should feel EXTREMELY feminine when birthing. Womanly, strong, powerful... Feminine!!!

And this is true for however that birth happens - yes, surgical births ARE births! Dont let anyone tell you otherwise!

And if she has a partner who loves her and loves her femininity, wouldnt he find the experience incredible to be able to witness too? 

When you think of birth, if you think of words such as pain, endure, pain-relief, gross...

I challenge you to purposely look at this photo and think of it in a different way... 

Look at the strength this woman has in this moment. 

Look how strong her partner is, as he supports her. 

See how hes looking at her in awe, as her strength, her determination, her femininity, is bared for all to see. The two of them... Her - incredibly powerful as she brings life into the world. Him - as her rock. He can support her and calm her like nobody else can. Both of them working together in the absolutely beautiful dance of birth. 

*sigh*

Our society can stick its beliefs. 

Birth is absolutely breathtaking. 💚💚💚

Janelle xx

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HypnoBirthing Practitioner & Birth Doula 
www.trustbreathebirth.com.au

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Lisa NeillLove this pic! So beautiful and powerful! 👌💖💖💖

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Trust Breathe Birth - HypnoBirthing in Bunbury & Surrounds shared their event.

Are you pregnant and due in Jan/Feb? I have 2 wonderful couples already signed up for my next group HypnoBirthing course, which starts in October. This means I only have space for one more couple in that class!

The other couples in the class are due around Jan/Feb, so I think it would be the perfect class for another couple due around then too, since you seem to end up with such a special bond when you do the course with couples who have babies around the same time :)

However it is of course, open to anyone who would like to do the course :)

A timetable of all my upcoming courses is available to view on my website if these dates don't suit.

And if none of the scheduled dates suit, let me know because I'm scheduling new classes all the time and I'm happy to do my best to work in with your schedule!

Please feel free to share this event around with your friends!

Thanks everyone!

Janelle Ashmore xx

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