Birth Affirmations Revisited

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Right after I posted here about birth affirmations I read this this article about the complicated nature of birth affirmations and their effects on birth. It reminded me how important it is to be careful and intentional about the use of birth affirmations during labor and birth. Some affirmations that might sound wonderful ahead of time might actually make it difficult to process and integrate the unexpected nature of birth. As the author suggests, thinking about whether you would say a certain affirmation to someone or to yourself who just suffered a loss is a good way to vet affirmations. Take some time to read this short article. It was a wonderful reminder and food for thought!

Maggie Mehr