Encouraging Words For Your Partner During and After Pregnancy
With each couple or group that I work with in an Active Birth Class I always find it so interesting how different and diverse. Even when it comes down to just the pure encouragement of the birth couple working together. Nothing is better than hearing through pregnancy and labor as well as post-pregnancy ‘Your Partner’ give you positive words of encouragement and affirmations that you will be amazing not only through the birth process but after as well.
As we say in Active Birth Class always birth is a hormonal process. We react not only mentally but physically to the words we hear. Loving and positive encouraging words create and continue the process of the oxytocin hormones or “love hormones” as they’re referred, that help with a successful birth as well as later on when these important hormones and words help with faster and easier healing after labor, as well as breastfeeding and bonding and attachment with your new baby.
It is fun to have a few minutes in class where positive words and affirmations are created. Especially with the partners to be. Sometimes its hard to come up with a list of what exactly to say on an individual basis but in a group there are lots of ‘oh ya’ moments. Affirmations build a strong trust with the Mothers-to-be bodies, for the Partners it gives them an opportunity to add more meat to their list of positive phrases to say.
Here are some great starter Affirmations:
- Your body knows exactly how to give birth.
- My baby is smart and knows how to be born.
- This is our time to bring our baby into our lives.
- My Pelvis is releasing and opening, as have countless women before me.
- Breathing in RELAXATION, Breathing out TENSION.
- My body will work, my baby will fit.
And My Ultimate Favorite Affirmation is:
You are a badass! You can do anything. It’s only two minutes. You can do ANYTHING for two minutes!
Now that we’ve gone over some basic affirmations of encouragement, isn’t it better to learn these than say, “Your doing good honey” over and over!
Comment below and let us know some of the affirmations or words of encouragement you’ve used or have heard that you think should be added to our list.
Here’s to a Happy, Healthy Pregnancy!