Letting go of fears and choosing hypnobirthing affirmations...

This cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) inspired exercise enables you to sift through your mind and take stock of any fears, concerns, doubts or anxieties you may have about either giving birth, or anything else that is possibly negatively associated with your baby coming into the world...

Then write / draw / make / print out your positive affirmations! Scroll down for some examples...

 hypnobirthing release fears

  1. Draw a simple table with two columns. On the left side write down your doubts, anxieties, fears and worries about anything to do with your baby coming into the world. Note them down as soon as they come to mind - without judgement or analysis. You may wish to do this privately, or sometimes it's interesting for mothers and partners to do it separately, then come together to discuss

  2. Getting negative thoughts out and writing them down goes a long way to neutralise them, which otherwise, left unprocessed, might interfere with your ability to eliminate the suboptimal fight-or-flight state during birth. You can also do your fear release hypnobirthing MP3

  3. Now on the right side, think up some 'antidotes' - your positive affirmations. The way you word them is personal to you, but use positively worded phrases in the present tense (i.e. don't make negative statements in the future tense such as "The pain won't be too bad". Rather say something like "I take all of the natural sensations in my stride"

  4. Finally, put together and display your identified personal birth affirmations, alongside any others you think are pertinent to you, at home or work, or on your phone / computer - anywhere you will see them regularly and be reminded of maintaining that crucial positive mindset. You can also choose or find any relevant pictures and put these up too. Some mums use this process to create some great birth art! See below....

 
Examples of hypnobirthing affirmations...

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My gallery of downloadable / printable rainbow hypnobirthing affirmations...

Click on the first one and press the arrow to scroll through