New Mom Affirmations
It’s easy to get lost in the sameness of new parenthood, and to get yourself down about how you’re coping compared to other parents.
What you say to yourself during these times matters greatly! When you’re the only one you have to talk to, sometimes it helps to know what to say.
Watching how you speak to yourself is very important, especially during the early postpartum window.
Counting your hardships as “failures,” comparing yourself to others, and allowing yourself to sink into loneliness are just a few ways that we can really struggle as new parents.
In this post, we’ll go over the sorts of things you can say to yourself to help beat the baby blues, and to remind yourself that you are enough.
A list of new mom affirmations for when you’re feeling low
Below are some mantras you can repeat to yourself to help remind you of the strong person you are.*
*(Saying these affirmations aloud to yourself with your eyes closed in a quiet room while taking deep breaths is the best way to bring mindfulness to what you are trying to say)
1. This is the period of time that is a recovery for both me and my baby. We will rest together.
2. I am vibrant, and my body is healing.
3. I am a warrior mama. My body is stronger than it has ever been before.
4. I fulfill my purpose as a mother by starting here, right now.
5. I am good enough in all that I do.
6. Today I embrace all that I am.
7. I am filled with a mother’s light of love, peace and joy.
8. I am all my little one needs.
9. Every moment with this being is precious. Soak it in, cherish it, and remember it.
10. I am grateful for my body and its ability to create and sustain life.
11. This will get easier.
12. I will ask for help if I need it.
13. My mother’s intuition leads me to the right choices.
14. Today I see each moment as a new opportunity to express my greatness as a mom.
15. It will take some time for me to learn about my baby; right now I am rocking it.
16. I am doing the best that I can for my child, and that is enough.
17. Today is only one day. I have the rest of my life (and their lives) to be the parent I want to be.
18. I will take care of myself in order to take care of my child.
19. Today I release expectations of perfection.
20. I trust my feelings and insights as a mother.
21. I am my child’s biggest comfort. No matter what I or the house looks like.
22. Instead of worrying about what I’m doing “wrong”, I’m choosing to see what I’m doing right.
23. I am amazing.
24. My baby and I are working together.
25. I have a balanced mind, body and spirit.
These affirmations were originally from the Live Core Strong blog, but there are hundreds more to be found online. You can also write your own as they appeal to you and your situation - the more personal, the stronger the affirmation can be to shift your mindset into a healthy realm of healing.
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Andrea Luzitano is a postpartum doula and graduate of the Conscious Postpartum Caregiver Program. Through Upon Arrival, she "mothers the new mother" and her family by providing healing meals, emotional wellness offerings, and local resources that gently guide them through the life-changing experience of early postpartum parenthood. Many women plan for the birth of a baby - but what about the birth of a mother? She is a firm believer in holding space for this precious time in life and keeping it as worry-free and comfortable as possible. Learn more about Andrea at https://www.uponarrivaldoula.com/.
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