Labor Affirmations: 10 Free Printables
What is a Labor Affirmation Anyway?
An affirmation is “the action or process of affirming something or being affirmed” or “emotional support or encouragement.” It is a declaration, statement, assertion, and proclamation. I love these synonyms because they are all great strong words.
Labor affirmations are empowering statements or words of encouragement to help women during their labor experience.
There is a significant amount of fear surrounding labor. Over the past few decades, labor has become dramatized, and the focus has shifted onto the pain of delivering a child. Televised dramatizations of labor show screaming women, rushing to the hospital, life-threatening complications and women begging “give me the drugs!”
The reality is that there doesn’t need to be this much fear around labor. It’s a natural process that women have been doing since the beginning of humanity. When complications do arise, most women have access to medical care that ensures a positive outcome.
Let’s reject fear, embrace our womanly power, fill ourselves with confidence and declare “I can do this!”.
Below are some printable labor affirmations I have created. You can download a zip file of these images here.
To find more labor affirmations, check out my Pinterest Board.