19 Positive Pregnancy Affirmations for Future Moms

Written by: Alyssa Larsen



Time to read 8 min

Pregnancy comes with many changes. Major shifts in your lifestyle, priorities, and your body can sometimes cause thoughts of fear or worry as an expectant mother. Add pregnancy hormones to the mix, and you might find yourself stuck in a tangle of negative emotions. 

The good news is, you can take hold of the thoughts that bring you down and replace them with empowering affirmations.

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19 Positive Pregnancy Affirmations Every Mom Should Know

Positive affirmations are words and short phrases that encourage and inspire you or help you stay focused on achieving a particular goal. Much like a mantra, you can repeat affirmations to help you manage and overcome negative thoughts or feelings. It’s helpful to make “I am” statements that are specific to your unique situation.

Although every mama and pregnancy is different, read through this list to find a positive pregnancy affirmation that resonates with you, or use it as an inspiration to create your own.

Positive Affirmations during Pregnancy

"I am thankful for my body"

The physical changes you see and feel are good signs of your baby’s growth and that your body is doing exactly what it should.

"I am taking care of my body and my baby when I rest"

Your pregnant body is working hard all the time. Let go of any shame you might feel for laziness or being unproductive and allow yourself to sleep when you feel tired. It’s exactly what your body needs.

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"I eat healthy foods to nourish my growing baby"

Your eating habits may change during pregnancy when you choose bland foods to combat morning sickness or frequently snack on small meals to avoid uncomfortable bloating. Remember now, that you’re eating for your pregnant body, not your pre-pregnancy body.

"I accept that my pregnancy experience is different from others"

Maybe you’ve been met with pregnancy complications, or as a second-time mom , this pregnancy isn’t the same as your first. Embrace this pregnancy as the unique experience that it is.

"I will be a good mom"

During pregnancy, you may often imagine what your future with a new baby will be like. Taking on this huge responsibility may feel less scary with positive reassurance.

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"When I am calm, my baby is calm"

Life doesn’t stop while you’re pregnant. As you face life’s challenges, prioritize keeping yourself calm, cool, and collected. Getting upset can cause a ripple effect throughout your body.

"I am strong. I can get through this"

As you near the end of your pregnancy, you’re sure to have experienced some aches and pains. Your third-trimester affirmations should be tailored to support you to your due date.

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Positive Affirmations during Labor

"My body was made for this moment"

Instead of fighting against your natural urges during labor, lean into what your body already knows how to do. Your body was perfectly designed for this exact moment.

"Strong contractions help bring my baby into the world"

The pain of contractions is intimidating to think about. When you envision every strong contraction helping your baby out of your body and into your arms, you can see the goodness of each hard moment.

"I am safe and supported during my labor"

Throughout this pregnancy, you’ve chosen the doctor, nurses, midwife, family members, and friends that you feel most comfortable with. During labor and delivery, stay focused on you and your baby while your loving support team takes care of everything else.

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"This pain is temporary"

The intensity of giving birth is likely the strongest pain you’ve ever felt in your life. Remember that each pain has a purpose and it won’t last forever.

"I am ready to meet my baby"

During a long labor, it’s helpful to keep the end in mind. You’re enduring this discomfort to receive a precious gift.

"I am calm and I am capable"

Your birthing experience can push you to physical and mental limits that you didn’t know were possible, but you can do this!

Positive Affirmations for Postpartum Moms

"I can start fresh tomorrow"

Days with a newborn can feel long. It’s okay to leave tasks for the next day after you’ve had some rest.

"I can learn and grow from every experience"

First-time moms may worry about doing things “right.” Don’t be too hard on yourself. When everything is new, you learn by trying.

"I have everything that I need"

When it comes to prepping for your little one’s arrival, . stick to buying the basics and trust that you have prepared well for your baby.

"My partner and I are a team. I can ask for and accept help"

You don’t have to navigate life with a new baby alone. Lean on your support people for help when possible.

"Babies cry. It doesn’t mean I’m doing something wrong"

Babies communicate through crying. It’s normal for your baby to cry during the day and night, every time they need something. As you learn your little one’s cues, you’ll get better at deciphering the cries.

"I am a better parent when I give myself a moment alone during a hard time"

Being a parent requires a level of patience that can be hard to maintain. In overwhelming moments, stepping outside the chaos to take a breath can help you return to the situation with a calm mind.

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How to Integrate Pregnancy Affirmations into Your Routine

Starting a new healthy habit takes time and consistency. Incorporating positive affirmations into your daily routine will remind you of your goals and establish a productive mindset.

Turning the lies of negative thoughts into positive, encouraging truths can help you through daily pregnancy struggles, giving birth, and taking care of a newborn. Here are some easy ways to add positive affirmations into your routine.

  • Write down your affirmations in a notebook on your nightstand, on a chalkboard in your kitchen, or sticky notes in your car—wherever you’ll see them every day.

  • Make a wallpaper for your phone’s lock screen with a new positive affirmation each week. Every time you use your phone take a moment to read and reflect on those words.

  • Recite positive affirmations while brushing your teeth in the morning or washing your face before bed. Affirmations can work better when you combine them with a common task.

  • Sign up for pregnancy newsletters and text alerts that include encouraging affirmations.

  • Set an alarm to remind you to read through the affirmations that resonate with what you’re going through right now.

  • Dedicate a few minutes each day to sit in your nursery glider or rocking chair as you focus on pregnancy and birth affirmations that prepare you for the day.

Benefits of Pregnancy Affirmations

Saying self-affirmations during pregnancy can benefit multiple areas of your life. Part of a healthy pregnancy is caring for your mental and emotional wellness and reciting positive statements can help.

Positive affirmations may not be a solution for every pregnant woman or in every situation, but speaking empowering affirmations to yourself regularly might lead to:

  • Instilling a positive mindsetRepeating positive statements will become what you believe to be true about yourself. Replace “I’m not” with “I am” and “I can’t” with “I can”.

  • Lowering your stress level. If the unknowns of pregnancy and childbirth are stressing you out, reminding yourself of how capable your body is may help ease some tension.

  • Improving how you react in difficult situations. Keeping positive affirmations in mind can help you manage your strong feelings when receiving bad news or dealing with conflict.

  • Giving yourself grace. You aren’t perfect, and your pregnancy won’t be perfect either. It’s okay to leave the dishes in the sink when you’re sick during the first trimester. You’re doing your best.

  • Growing your self-love. When you can accept compliments within yourself, you will be better at showing your spouse and baby love and affection.

How Can You Use Self-affirmations to Create a Positive Birth Experience?

When you prepare to give birth, write down the positive affirmations that are most meaningful to you. As labor progresses, there may be times that you feel like the pain is too much or you are too tired to go on. Using affirmations to keep you in a positive mindset can help empower you to push through to the end and, ultimately, receive the reward of meeting your baby.

Share your birth affirmations with your spouse or support person in the delivery room. They can recite the affirmations to help you through particularly hard moments.

Choose positive statements that help you envision the birth you want while still being flexible to change plans that accommodate your body’s needs.

Consider affirmations that help you remember proper breathing techniques since deep breaths help manage pain and encourage labor progression.

Repeating positive affirmations can help you stay focused on the moment of laboring without worrying about anything else.


Will Affirmations Help Me Get Pregnant?

There are many factors to consider when trying to conceive. Positive affirmations may help to alleviate fears and lower stress levels as your body prepares for pregnancy.

Are Pregnancy Affirmations the Same as Mantras?

Affirmations and mantras are similar in that they are repeated words or phrases. Mantras are typically used to concentrate during meditation. Affirmations are phrases of positive self-talk that empower and encourage you.

Are Pregnancy Affirmations the Same as Hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing may include affirmations, but this kind of birth experience goes further into breathing exercises and visualization for pain management, usually guided by someone else. You can use affirmations on your own to keep your mind in a positive headspace during pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

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Alyssa Larsen

Alyssa Larsen

Alyssa Larsen is a stay-at-home mom with a passion for writing. Before starting her career as a freelance writer, Alyssa devoted all of her time to her family and raising her young children. The evolution of her motherhood journey and parenting experience inspires her work. She strives to always tell a story that is helpful and relatable to the person reading it. Alyssa lives in Ohio with her husband and four hilarious kids.