How can we truly love ourselves while pregnant?

Trigger Warning: This post discusses pregnancy, body and hormonal shifts during pregnancy.

So, it”s great news, your pregnant. Your having and carrying a tiny human. You shared the news with family and friends, everyone is excited, everyone is happy for you.

But your not. Hmmmm

You question your response, you feel excited, but you also feel a world of emotions, mood swings and stress.

It”s normal, this is all normal. I can”t say that enough, I can”t validate your experience enough.

Society shares that we should only share and talk about the happy feelings, but what about the majority of the rest?

What about the mood swings? The hormonal shifts, the weight gain, the changes in everything. Let”s talk about that. Let”s validate that.

Here”s some tips on ways you can validate and own your experience.

Connect with others, others whom are pregnant or have been.

Share with those you feel safe with.

Practice self love.

Practice kindness.

Practice patience.

Practice healthy boundaries.

Say no when you need to.

Rest up.

Eat and make sure you drink enough water.

Stay active.

Practice mindfulness.

Join a support group.

If you are not already seeing a therapist, reaching out to a local therapist may also be beneficial. New Day Vitality is honored to help,

Create positive affirmations to support your journey and pregnancy. Here”s some examples:


I am

I believe

I feel

I know

My baby is

My body is open to

My body knows

My heart is

My labor is

My mind is open to

Birth is safe for my baby and me.

Contractions help to bring my baby to me.

I accept the help of others.

I am a good parent.

I am a strong person.

I know how to take care of myself in pregnancy.

I love my baby.

I will make the right decisions for my baby.

My baby feels my love.

My baby knows their true birthday.

My baby loves me.

My baby senses the peace and safety I feel.

My baby will be born at the perfect time.

My baby will find the perfect position for birth.

My baby’s head fits snugly into my pelvis.

My body knows how to give birth.

My body knows when to give birth.

My pregnant body is beautiful.

I accept my labor and birth.

I am surrounded by those who love, support, and respect me.

I know how to take care of my baby.

I trust my body.


Posted by Colette Lopane-Capella