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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.
Albert Einstein

Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.
Sam Levenson

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.
Wilson Mizner

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.
Irma Bombeck

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
George Santayana

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.
Wiegers study

We cannot prepare for the future without embracing the meaning and the relevance of the baby's perspective on life.
Michel Odent

We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
Judith Martin

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.
Michel Odent

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.
Gloria Lemay

Normal birth is indeed possible.
Bruce Flamm

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.
Barry Switzer

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Life only demands from you the strength you possess.
David Hammarskjold

Fear and faith cannot coexist and they both demand different conclusions and actions.
Christy Faber

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.
Gracie Allen

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.
Mother Teresa

To know the way ahead, ask those coming back.
Chinese proverb

The knowledge of how to give birth without outside intervention lies deep within each woman. Successful childbirth depends on an acceptance of the process.
Suzanne Arms

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.
Maya Angelou

Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile…initially scared me to death.
Betty Bender

Epidurals rip women off of an opportunity to experience themselves as competent adults.
Margaret Egeland

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.
Heather McCue

He not busy being born is busy dying.
Bob Dylan