Can Positive Affirmations Help You to Conceive a Baby?

Positive thinking and affirmations for conception and beyond

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Deciding to have a baby is a big step. When the decision has been made to get pregnant you tend to think about the physical side of the process. You track your menstrual cycle. You work on healthy habits like good nutrition and cutting out the things you won't be doing in pregnancy. But few people think about preparing for pregnancy through mental or spiritual exercise. 

Can Affirmations Really Help Me to Conceive?

Can affirmations really help with the conception process? Certainly they can help to prepare the mind -- and thus the body -- in a few important ways. Affirmations can relieve stress and anxiety, which can undermine physical wellness. Affirmations can make it easier to sleep and eat -- and, of course, regular sleep and nutrition are important to conception.  Using positive affirmations can help alleviate fears about the process of getting pregnant and prepare the mind for pregnancy.

Since affirmations are simple steps women and men can take in the conception process, it certainly can't hurt to try to think positively, even when getting pregnant is challenging.

How to Use Positive Affirmations for Conception

To use positive affirmations, you can simply take a sentence or phrase that has some meaning to you and repeat it often. Some people chose to post them around the house and on their calendars or even have them emailed to themselves. They say the affirmation out loud and try to meditate on its meaning for a few seconds. The actual affirmation can be changed as often as you would like. Here are some examples for you to use:

  • I am taking care of my body and mind in order to welcome a baby.
  • My body is designed to conceive.
  • My body works well in order to get pregnant.
  • Patience and care help my body prepare for pregnancy.
  • My womb is open to new life.

An affirmation should fit what you need to affirm. Consider making your own affirmations. To do that you simply need to start with an active statement like:

  • I am
  • My mind is open to
  • My body is open to
  • My baby is
  • I know
  • My body knows

Positive Affirmations for a Healthy Pregnancy

Once you become pregnant, your mind will turn to a whole new set of questions, concerns, and anxieties. Will the baby will healthy? Will be able to manage my job while pregnant?  How painful is the birth process? Will I be a good mother? What about breast feeding?

Positive affirmations can make a difference during and after pregnancy, if you take them seriously and practice them regularly.No, they can't help you ensure a perfect baby, but they can:

  • Reduce anxiety and stress, which may reduce morning sickness and other aches and pains;
  • Promote a sense of connection with your unborn child;
  • Support physical and mental health throughout your pregnancy;
  • Make it easier for you to enjoy your pregnancy;
  • Make it easier for you to manage the birth process;
  • Reduce the anxiety you may be feeling about your ability to manage motherhood.
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