Affirmation Monday #6

"She believed she could, so she did"

Okay, so you may automatically want to write this one off, after all it is awfully reminiscent of a phrase a teenage girl may get tattooed on her shoulder. However, we must never judge, and when you look at this quote deeper (and also apply it to labour/birth) it's very important.

It brings us right back to that whole mindset thing. You will never accomplish your goals if you don't think you can do them. Childbirth is no different. When you go into thinking that it'll be too hard and too painful, guess what, it'll be even harder and more painful than it needs to be.

But if you believe in your innate strength and ability to bring your baby into this world, and trust that incredible body of yours, things will go smoother and you'll feel better about yourself. You just need to believe, mama!