Women who suffer from anxiety disorders, chronic ailments, mental illness, or even women who are experiencing the completely natural fear of giving birth, have found that finding a phrase or ‘mantra’ to tell themselves during both pregnancy, birth, and the post-partum period can help control their mind and keep a handle on their anxieties and fears. To get the birth - and life - you want, you need to start focusing on what you want. Let go of your fears, doubts, and pessimistic thinking. And embrace what you want. Focus on it to the exclusion of all else. And guess what? It will come to you. Some affirmations to consider:
My baby is strong and healthy.
I trust my body.
I am a strong and capable woman.
I have patience.
My cervix is firm and strong to hold my baby safe.
I am at peace with the world.
There is no need for us to hurry.
I have an open heart.
I am strong and calm and beautiful.
Birth is a wonderful, safe experience.
My body knows exactly what to do
I trust my labor.
I am open to the energy of birth.
My baby is healthy.
I embrace the wisdom of my body.
I am surrounded by loving, nurturing support.
I trust my inner wisdom.
I fearlessly surrender to the power of my body.
My body is nourishing my baby perfectly.
I trust my knowing of what is true for me.
Pregnancy is a joy.
I feel good being pregnant.
I am whole and at peace.
My baby loves to breastfeed.
I love being pregnant.
I am aware of my balanced, calm center.
My body knows how to birth my baby.
I have everything I need.
My body becomes stronger and more flexible every day.
I listen to my body and my heart.
I am patient and composed.
I believe in birth.
I cooperate with my body and my baby.
My baby knows how to be born.
I put all fear aside as I prepare for the birth of my baby.
Untapped sources of strength are available to me.
I am relaxed and happy that my baby is finally coming to me.
My baby is free to choose her own destiny in the world.
I am focused on a smooth, easy birth.
I welcome my coming labor as the perfect one for me and my baby.
My mind is relaxed, my body is relaxed.
I am an active and powerful laboring woman.
I feel confident; I feel safe; I feel secure.
I welcome this opportunity to grow and change.
My muscles are working in complete harmony to make birthing easier.
I will relax as we move quickly and easily through each stage of birth.
My baby is in the perfect position for his/her birth.
My cervix opens outward and allows my baby to ease down.
I am a link in the endless chain of birthing women.
I fully relax and turn my birthing over to Nature.
I am willing to release my baby into the world.
I choose a gentle and natural birth.
I see my baby coming smoothly from my womb.
My breath is easy, deep, and full.
My baby will be born at the perfect moment.
I turn my birthing over to my baby and my body.
My body knows exactly what to do.
Each surge of my body brings my baby closer to me.
My body is wise and purposeful.
I can handle whatever comes up.
I trust my intuition.
My baby is safe.
I put all fear aside and welcome by baby with happiness and joy.
I love and trust my body.
I deserve and receive all the love and support I need.
I deserve a gentle, natural birth.
I claim my birthright for a wonderful birth.
I am a wonderful mother.
Really? Cause I’m just gonna be saying “he’ll be out in less than least 24 hours”
And if that works for you, that’s a wonderful affirmation. Mine was similar, along the lines of ‘just when you think it can’t get any worse, it will be over’.
I used to work at HyVee! It’s by far my favorite to shop at. It’s nice, well organized, fresh produce and it has a great health food section. That said at least around here it is the most expensive grocery store. I love Aldis but we don’t shop there often because it’s 30 minutes away. They have super inexpensive but good produce and really everything is an amazing deal, the only problem is they don’t have a great selection so you can’t get everything you need. Back when I had all the time in the world to grocery shop (before Sophie) I would go to Aldis first and get whatever I couldn’t get there at HyVee, but with two little ones to get out and load back up I don’t know if you’ll want to go that route. If I were you I would alternate between going to HyVee and Aldis each week :)
Welcome to the Midwest! Where there’s nothing to do but grocery shop 😌
We bought enough food at Aldi’s to last us for 2 and 1/2 weeks this month for only $130. Aldi’s is a lifesaver in this household.
And it’s sequel ‘Why Did I Even Bother Making All That Food If You’re Just Going To Throw It On The Floor?’.
So, there’s this girl. She’s tragically orphaned and richer than anyone on the planet. Every guy she meets falls in love with her, but in between torrid romances she rejects them all because she dedicated to what is Pure and Good. She has genius level intellect, Olympic-athelete level athletic ability and incredible good looks. She is consumed by terrible angst, but this only makes guys want her more. She has no superhuman abilities, yet she is more competent than her superhuman friends and defeats superhumans with ease. She has unshakably loyal friends and allies, despite the fact she treats them pretty badly. They fear and respect her, and defer to her orders. Everyone is obsessed with her, even her enemies are attracted to her. She can plan ahead for anything and she’s generally right with any conclusion she makes. People who defy her are inevitably wrong.
God, what a Mary Sue.
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I sit down to do a cleaning/exam and the patient says, “My two front teeth are bonded” or “I have a filling on my back tooth.”
Really? Thank goodness you told me. I wouldn’t have known otherwise. Cause’ we don’t know how to distinguish tooth structure from…
This is the ONLY reason I don’t get more annoyed when patients start pointing out fillings to me. I know that they’re not sure if I can tell the difference because they can’t see what I see through my loupes. And I totally understand that they’re your teeth and you just wanna do everything possible to make sure your dental work stays intact. It’s just hard to not think, “Yea, I KNOW,” after the 100th time I hear it.
That being said, what happened with your mother sounds very strange. To be carving with enough force and for long enough to carve down a filling to the point that it had to be repaired? And then to not realize what was happening and to have to bother the dentist to help her get calculus off??? Quite frankly, I’m baffled. Please don’t let that color your opinion of hygienists. That is definitely a rare occurrence & the first I’ve even heard of such a thing.
Dentist office in a small town where all of the hygienists go to a community college program. I’m not surprised at all, really. My mom has a lot of horror stories from that same dentist office, but they’re the only one who takes her insurance.
I don’t let it color my opinion. I was just trying to point out, especially as someone who works in a similar field, that sometimes patients are saying it as much for their benefit as yours, not because they think you as a professional lack the knowledge or the ability to discern it for yourself. For example, I would rather a client tell me something like she has a tilted uterus before she’s in labor and I realize because she’s having horrific back pain then I have to change my whole approach, kwim?