Birth quotes and quotations
It is true that I was born in Iowa, but I can't speak for my twin sister.
Abigail Van Buren
To be ourselves causes us to be exiled by many others, and yet to comply with what others want causes us to be exiled from ourselves.
If we are to heal the planet, we must begin by healing birthing.
Agnes Sallet Von Tannenberg
We have a secret in our culture, it's not that birth is painful, it's that women are strong.
Laura Stavoe Harm
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.
The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create.
L. I. Sweet
To my embarrassment I was born in bed with a lady.
If I had my life to live over, instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished ever moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
The woman’s choice itself may influence her level of anxiety and apprehension, and in obstetrics levels of anxiety have been shown to predict obstetric complications.
We cannot prepare for the future without embracing the meaning and the relevance of the baby's perspective on life.
We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
It seems that many health professionals involved in antenatal care have not realized that one of their role should be to protect the emotional state of pregnant women.
Attending births is like growing roses. You have to marvel at the ones that just open up and bloom at the fir st kiss of the sun but you wouldn't dream of pulling open the petals of the tightly closed buds and forcing them to blossom to your time line.
Normal birth is indeed possible.
If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.
John H. Kennell
Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Life only demands from you the strength you possess.
Fear and faith cannot coexist and they both demand different conclusions and actions.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
W. B. Yeats
When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half.
Well behaved women rarely make history.
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Just as a woman's heart knows how and when to pump, her lungs to inhale, and her hand to pull back from fire, so she knows when and how to give birth.
Virginia Di Orio
Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of our greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well.
To know the way ahead, ask those coming back.
The knowledge of how to give birth without outside intervention lies deep within each woman. Successful childbirth depends on an acceptance of the process.
Treating normal labors as though they were complicated can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Rooks
Courage allows the successful woman to fail - and to learn powerful lessons from the failure - so that in the end, she didn't fail at all.
Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile…initially scared me to death.
Epidurals rip women off of an opportunity to experience themselves as competent adults.
The whole point of woman-centered birth is the knowledge that a woman is the birth power source. She may need, and deserve, help, but in essence, she always had, currently has, and will have the power.
He not busy being born is busy dying.