Mantras and affirmations can be a great way to stay positive during pregnancy. They can help you focus on the good things happening in your life, and keep you from getting overwhelmed. Affirmations are statements that you repeat to yourself, while mantras are chants or prayers. Both have been shown to have benefits for pregnant women. In this blog post, we will give some examples of mantras and affirmations for pregnancy. We will also discuss the benefits of using them, and how to create your own affirmation or mantra.
What is a mantra?
Mantras are short, sacred phrases or chants that are repeated over and over again. They can be used as prayers, affirmations, or to focus the mind during meditation. Mantras have been used for centuries in many different cultures. The word “mantra” comes from the Sanskrit word “man” which means “to think” and “tra” which means “tool”. So a mantra is basically a tool for thinking or shaping your thoughts.
The benefits of mantras and affirmations during pregnancy include:
Mantras and affirmations can be used at any time during pregnancy, but are especially useful during the third trimester when many women experience an increase in anxiety or stress. They can be repeated silently or out loud, depending on what feels best for you. You may also want to write them down and carry them with you, or use a recording to help you stay focused.
Here are some examples of affirmations for pregnancy:
"I am healthy and strong."
"My baby is healthy and strong."
"Labour and delivery will go smoothly."
"My body knows exactly what to do".
"My bellly and baby are the perfect size".
"I will get to hold my beautiful baby soon".
"My baby knows exactly when to arrive".
"I am a capable mother."
Creating your own affirmation or mantra is easy. Just find a phrase or sentence that feels true for you, and repeat it to yourself as often as possible. It can be helpful to write it down and carry it with you, or use a recording to help you stay focused. If you come up with something that really speaks to you, feel free to share it in the comments below! We would love to hear from you. :-)