Friday, November 16, 2012

Birth Affirmations

Well, we made it to Friday.  We continue to wait....with some moderate ankle swelling, a very slow waddle/walk and my mind keenly aware of all of the other physical changes happening with my body as we prepare for this baby's arrival into the world. 

Hopeful that maybe this weekend could be the time he decides he wants to come out and meet his family, here are some birth affirmations via birth buddy.   However, the child birth prep class I took at my hospital was the best birth affirmation.  It was instructed by a fabulous labor and delivery nurse and really helped prepare us for what to expect when the time comes.  I highly recommend it to first time moms and dads. 

The power and intensity of your contractions cannot be stronger than you, because it is you.
~ Unknown

Just as a woman’s heart knows how and when to pump, her lungs to inhale, and her hand to pull back from fire, so she knows when and how to give birth.
~ Virginia Di Orio

Only with trust, faith, and support can the woman allow the birth experience to enlighten and empower her.
~ Claudia Lowe

300,000 women will be giving birth with you today.
Relax and breathe and do nothing else.
Labor is hard work and you can do it.

Through pain find strength
Through birth find healing
It is never easy to keep reaching for dreams
Strength and courage can sometimes be lonely friends –
But those who reach, walk in stardust.
~ Flavia

A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without retense and arrives at her destination, prepared to be herself and only herself.
~ Maya Angelou

Rain, after all is only rain; it is not bad weather. So also, pain is only pain; unless we resist it, then it becomes torment.
~ the I Ching

We’ve all been waiting for you.
For you.
Your arrival has been marked, has been recorded
on earth,
in the universe,
in the galaxies,
in all of space,
in all of time.
You come with a birthright, written in love and sung
through all Creation in words which promise
that no matter where you’re at,
you’re home
that no matter who you’re with,
you’re welcome
that no matter who you are,
you’re loved.
~ Rita Ramsey