First and foremost Congratualtions on your new bundle of joy! It is such a joy to bring in a baby into this world and into your home! 9 months of patiently waiting for his or her arrival and it’s finally the day!
During labor you may feel you can’t do this, you aren’t strong enough or all these awful thoughts start to come then you begin to tense up. One thing I do want you to know is YOU CAN DO THIS! God created us women strong & courageous he created us to carry and deliver our children. You are a strong momma!
I wrote a few verses that may help you through your labor time. Read over them repeat them, have your spouse, your doula, your midwife or whoever is in the room with you read them to you. Read them out loud to speak those verses over yourself. Rest and take deep breaths.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” -Matthew 11:28 NIV
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” -Isaiah 40:29 NIV “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.” -Psalm 127:3 NIV “This is what the Lord says – he who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you..” -Isaiah 44:2a NIV
“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” -Proverbs 31:25 NIV
“I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.” -1 Samuel
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor
forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” -Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion
forever.” – Psalm 73:26 NIV
“So we may boldly say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear..” Hebrews 13:6a NKJV “For God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound of
mind.” – 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor
dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” -Joshua 1:9 NKJV
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Affirmations is a new thought a positive thought to help eliminate those negative thoughts. We don’t need negative thoughts during labor, it tenses up our body instead of relaxing and making it a easier delivery. Here are a few affirmations I feel are great for me, and they may be for you also!
• God designed my body to birth naturally •I am strong, I CAN do this
•I trust God to guide my baby through the body Have patience, the baby will arrive in God’s timing (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2)
• Labor is good. God is good. Baby is good.
•God keeps His promises, he never breaks them
•I am wrapped with His love, His presence and He is with me I am not alone, I am surrounded by those who love me
•Have Faith, Hold Onto Hope & Trust God!
•Be Still and know that He is God
•God chose this day for my baby’s birthday •Rest in the Lord while having contractions
•God trusts me to be this special baby’s mom.
•I don’t have to fear. God is with us in this very special moment.
• The fruit of the womb is His reward
• God has prepared me to carry and deliver this child. I am ready! I can do this!
•God is within me
• I am not afraid
• Breathe slowly and allow my body to do what it needs I am clothed with strength
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Here are a few prayer scripts I wrote down that could help before during and after labor! After all we give all the glory and praise to our father for such a time like this! 🙂
“Thank you heavenly Father for such a great time as this, you have prepared my body, you have prepared my heart and you have granted a child to us. We thank You for being so loving and gracious to us. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
“Dear Lord, help prepare me when labor comes, remind me that I am capable of doing this labor. You have created my body to do this, you have chosen me to parent this child because You trust me. I thank You for trusting me with this beautiful baby that is on the way. May your peace overflow within me in Jesus’ name, amen.”
“Father as these small pains happen I pray you help ease my mind, take control of my breathing techniques and take any fear or worry out of me. You have not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love and sound of mind. Thank You father for such a great gift to me, thank You for being next to me in this room helping me deliver such a precious bundle of joy. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
“Dear Lord, help me to not tense up during this time of labor. I am clothed with strength, You have given me courage. I can do this father, but my mind may slip and I need your reassurance father. My flesh may fail father but I know You are within me giving me strength. You are my helper and I cry out to you to give me comfort during this labor. I need your presence right now father. I thank You for being here with me and never leaving me. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
“Father, I come to you with such Joy, I come to You with thankfulness and with a heart full of gratitude. You have blessed me with such a precious little one, I thank You for the delivery, I thank You for holding me near you during this time. Thank You father for all You do & answering our prayer by giving us another child. You deserve all the Glory & Praise, In Jesus name, amen.”
Here is a free prayer printable for you to take during your hospital stay or maybe even when your delivering at home! 🙂
Did you notice the picture as the headline? The beautiful lotus flower how it’s blooming?! This picture went well with this blog & here is why. As we are blooming (our body working to create a baby) a new life in us that God has sent us in our womb, it’s a new life that will soon begin. Once we deliver and our baby gets handed to us we are fully bloomed. It’s a new life being created a new journey that begins.