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Getting Pregnant and Positive Affirmations

Positive Thinking for Getting Pregnant

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Updated June 30, 2014

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Getting pregnant 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 trying to conceive rarely ventures into the mind or spiritual side of conception.

What we do know is that the mind is a very powerful force. 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.

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

Think about ways that you can incorporate positive affirmations in your life, even if they are not related to pregnancy or trying to conceive. This can be something that you use as a tool for the rest of your life in terms of having a positive mental attitude.

Readers Respond: What was your trying to conceive affirmation?

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