Let’s be totally honest with one thing here; the thought of pushing a baby out of our tiny little lady region can be daunting. Or better yet, panic inducing.
Yes, every person to ever walk this earth has arrived the same way. And yes, our bodies have the knowledge deep within on how to give birth (fact: a women in a coma can birth a baby) just like they know how to grow a baby, but for a first time mom, it can still seem unfathomable.
To help calm my nerves/fears as I gear up to give birth for the first time, I did a little mantra writing exercise which I wanted to share. I sat in a quiet space and jotted down several mantras that I could focus on before and during labor and delivery. Some I came up with on my own, some I’ve heard in pre-natal yoga, some are really basic (“we got this!”) and others tackle specific fears (“I am confident, I am safe, I am secure”) and I’m sure that they’ll all be useful when the time comes. I plan to print them out so that they’re there with me when I’m pushing to serve as little meditative reminders.
If you’re pregnant, I encourage you to try this labor and delivery mantras writing exercise yourself. And if you need a little help to get going, here are some of mine.