Hey y’all! I’m now 30 weeks pregnant, can you believe it?! I can’t. Baby could come anywhere between 7-12 weeks from now!! This has got me mentally and physically preparing for labor! One way I am preparing my mind is by staying as positive and optimistic as I can. Anytime I feel any anxiety or nervousness about giving birth I will do one of 3 things that always help me a great deal and always put me at complete peace!:
2. Read positive birth stories.
3. Read positive birth affirmations and encouraging Bible verses.
Birth affirmations are a popular thing for moms to make before they go into labor. Some women will study them in the weeks leading up to the birth of their child, some women will hang them around their house, and some will keep them for their birth space to hang them up and have them there to look at while actually in labor. You can find tons of birth affirmations on Pinterest! Many of them are a bit hippy-ish to me so I decided to make some of my own using uplifting Bible verses that speak to me in regards to giving birth, having strength, being at peace, keeping my mind positive, and trusting in God in general. These could be used in any number of situations, but all of these verses I found particularly encouraging to read and think about for labor and delivery. I thought other Christian mamas and moms-to-be like myself could use them to prepare for labor as well so I’m leaving them here for you to print out if you wish! I used Parabo (an app) to print these out on cute little square cards that I’ll be able to use to make a banner for my birth space. 🙂 Parabo lets you print 25 of your Instagram and phone photos for free, just pay shipping! Its pretty cool! Or you could also just print them out at home on cardstock or paper. I hope these can help some other ladies mentally prepare for labor and delivery!! These are all photos I have taken by the way! A few of my favorites- I thought they’d be great imagery to go with these verses!
If you print these out be sure to snap a picture of how you use them and tag me on Instagram so I can see it!! I’ll be sharing a picture of mine when I receive my prints on my Instagram which you can find here!