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Giving birth…..

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Positive Affirmations in labor
Positive affirmations can be either pleasant, helpful and positive thoughts by the woman, or similar statements made to her by her coach. Affirmations can help a woman maintain a positive frame of mind which can significantly and positively affect her response to the activity and intensity of labor.

During labor woman can hear, accept and process positive directions or comments. Negative comments, such as “Don’t tense,” require mental processing to be understood, analyzed and acted upon. This can be an increased mental burden for the actively laboring woman. She may reject these comments because they are temporarily perceived to be annoying and/or confusing.

Examples of positive affirmations are as follows:

The woman may say to herself:

  1. I am calm and relaxed
  2. My breathing is slow and even
  3. My baby fits perfectly into my pelvis
  4. My cervix is dilating well
  5. I am in control

The partner may say:

  1. You are calm and relaxed 
  2. Your breathing is slow and even
  3. You are concentrating well
  4. Your cervix is dilating well
  5. You are in control
  6. Relax your fingers…your back..
    your arms …
  7. You are wonderful

Come Join us for a mini Lamaze class

Tuesday April 9th

5:30

at Partners

We will explore the many ways to cope with labor and birth!

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