I'm a Certified Birthing From Within Mentor!

Eliza standing at the center of a labyrinth at the Chadwick Arboretum on Ohio State’s Campus

Eliza standing at the center of a labyrinth at the Chadwick Arboretum on Ohio State’s Campus

In late 2009 I attended a Birthing From Within training in Austin. I was just dipping my toes into the birth world and loved everything I read in Pam England’s book, Birthing From Within and wanted to dig deeper into birth preparation using this method. I was interested in learning the process of birth as a heroes journey, labyrinths, storytelling and pain coping techniques. When my youngest kiddo came along a couple years later I spent time focused on meeting his needs and knitting our new family of 4 together. A year ago I started a mentorship program with Birthing From Within to finish my certification and am proud to say I’m a Certified Birthing From Within mentor!

Walking the labyrinth at Gantz Park in Grove City

Walking the labyrinth at Gantz Park in Grove City

30 Inspirational Birth Quotes

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I collected these a few years ago and have found them helpful for clients who are needing positive mantras during their pregnancy. Some people will write them on paper to hang around their birth space. Some will put them on their mirror as a reminder in preparation for their upcoming birth. Some will make art to go with each. Hope you enjoy! Would love to see any you would like to have added.

Babies know how to be born.

This is worth it! My little one is almost here!

My body is made for this!

Focus on power not pain!

Labor pain is purposeful and temporary.  

My body knows how to birth my baby.

Loose lips, loose hips!

My body is open...my mind is strong....my body is strong...my mind is open...

It’s a wave, it’s a wave…. Let it flow.

I can do this, I am strong!

This is an interesting sensation that requires my full attention.

I trust my instincts to know what I need in labor.

I accept this labor as my labor and believe it is the right one for me.

I love and accept my body completely.

I accept all my feelings as part of myself.

I feel the love of others around me.

My heart knows what my baby needs, my mind is learning.

Good strong contractions help my baby come into the world.

My body contains all the knowledge necessary to give birth to my baby.

My baby will be born healthy and at the perfect time.

I will have an uncomplicated, peaceful, joyous and pleasurable birth.

I will breathe deeply and slowly to relax my muscles making it easier for my uterus

to work.

All I need to do is relax and breathe- nothing else.

My body knows how to grow this baby as it knows how to birth this baby.

I love my baby and am doing all that is necessary to bring about a healthy birth.

The power and intensity of my contractions cannot be stronger than me, because it

is me.

My job is to simply relax and allow the birth to happen.

300,000 women will be giving birth with you today. Relax and breathe and do

nothing else. Labor is hard work and you can do it.

Soften around the pain, relax into it.

I am ready and prepared to welcome my baby