I went to a meeting this evening hosted by my local natural birth company (they have birth and postpartum doulas, an IBCLC, and do NCB classes). Anyway, the evening was really lovely. There were probably about 10 women and we all shared some of our current or previous experiences, and then made little cards with new affirmations on them to take home. We also shared them, and a lot of women were frantically writing down new (other people's) ideas as they shared them. It was really nice.
Anyway... my main one was, "The RIGHT position, at the RIGHT time." I drew a very crude picture of the outline of a pregnant mama's torso (boobs and belly really) with a head down baby in the belly.
Then my second one was, "Kong will be born SAFELY- healthy and loved!"
A few of the other great ones were:
"Let go, and let God" (If you're into that sort of thing!)
"All the women before me..." (drawing on the strength of women throughout time and around the world to birth....)
"No need to doubt, sooner or later, baby will come OUT!"
"My body, my baby, our birth- own it, own it, own it"
I wish I could remember some more, but, I plead baby brain!
Do any of you have any affirmations you're keeping around during this pregnancy or for this birth? I'm going to tape my two to the mirror in the bathroom, so that I will see them at least first thing in the morning and last thing at night.