Inspired! Some of my Favorite Quotes on Birth

Below are some of my favorite quotes – most are on birth specifically, but some are just generally empowering.  Enjoy…

“We have a secret in our culture, it’s not that birth is painful, it’s that women are strong.” ~ Laura Stavoe Harm

“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

“Only with trust, faith, and support can the woman allow the birth experience to enlighten and empower her.” ~ Claudia Lowe

“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers – strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.” ~ Barbara Katz Rothman

“A newborn baby has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three.” ~ Grantly Dick-Read

“Midwives do it in any position.” ~ unknown

“Attending births is like growing roses. You have to marvel at the ones that just open up and bloom at the first 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

“There is power that comes to women when they give birth. They don’t ask for it, it simply invades them. Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it.” ~ Sheryl Feldman

“Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.” ~ Clementine Paddleford

“Many women have described their experiences of childbirth as being associated with a spiritual uplifting, the power of which they have never previously been aware … To such a woman childbirth is a monument of joy within her memory. She turns to it in thought to seek again an ecstasy which passed too soon.”  ~ Grantly Dick-Read, Childbirth Without Fear

“My theory is once you begin challenging fundamental common practices in today’s society, once you challenge one, it’s easy to challenge them all.” ~ Robert Hutchins, from Rod Dreher’s Crunchy Cons

“Women today not only possess genetic memory of birth from a thousand generations of women, but they are also assailed from every direction by information and misinformation about birth.” ~ Valerie El Halta

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