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As a Christian mom, I knew I wanted to honor my faith during labor. And in order to have a positive birth experience, I knew that positive affirmations were needed. Praying Scripture and keeping affirmation cards and phrases handy was a perfect way to do just that.
While childbirth is unique for each woman and child, understanding the general process and finding ways to walk through the time positively – no matter the type of birth you are having – is proven to ease fears and anxieties in the unknown.
Having some key phrases and scriptures memorized proved to be instrumental as an aide in labor; Prayer and the communion with God it brings ushers a peace into the moment which wasn’t possible prior. The Gospel truly transforms your pregnancy and labor.
I see this as especially important now, as a doula. I plan on having affirmation cards for each mom I support in labor, if she wishes. It will be good to practice these phrases together and to memorize what we can in order to recall it promptly and strongly in the throes of labor.
So here we go, 10 positive affirmation cards for labor!
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God has given us this child and has chosen the perfect time to bring him into the world.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17
My body is fearfully and wonderfully made, and it is designed to give birth. I trust God, who does not make mistakes; Who designed my body and created childbirth itself.
“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14
Each contraction and pain brings us closer to meeting our answered prayer and fulfilled promise.
“A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come, but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.” John 16:21
God has planned all the days of my baby’s life already, including this one. My baby’s labor is no surprise to Him.
“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Psalm 139:16
I do not labor on my own strength. I fully rely on God. He is with me through every contraction; He gives me the strength I need for each moment.
“But you, LORD, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.” Psalm 22:19
Lord, please take away my fears and replace them with Your peace. I fear the unknown in childbirth, yet You know all things, and by resting in Your perfect love, all fear is cast out.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” 2 Timothy 1:7
When the process of labor seems uncertain, I rest in Your unwavering presence; You are the same yesterday, and today, and each minute; So are Your promises to me in this moment.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:9
Faith and fear cannot coexist! Lord, I cast my fears for labor on you, and rest in faith in You and the process of labor You designed.
“When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You. In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid.” Psalm 56:3-4
It is up to me to set the tone for this labor and birth. I choose to welcome the process and rest in Your peace, riding each contraction, which brings my baby closer to his first breath.
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
I trust my body and the innate capabilities You designed it with. I trust You in this birth, that You know what will happen each second, and that You walk before me to prepare a place.
“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8
Expecting mamas, have you thought about using biblical affirmations and praying Scripture throughout labor? We’d love to hear your past experiences of keeping centered in Christ while in labor – Share in the comments!
~Katherine Newsom writes at Simple Natural Mama
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