Inspiration

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

We hope these snippets of wisdom help you find your own strength. If you know of a special quote or snippet of gold… and you’d like us to share it with our readers, we’d love for you to let us know. Why not head over to our blog and join in a discussion… or just leave a comment with your quote. Whichever you choose, we’re glad you stopped by!

“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]

“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
[Brandi Snyder]

“Birth is an experience that demonstrates that life is not merely function and utility, but form and beauty.”
[Christopher Largen]

“Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle.You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.”
[William MacNeile Dixon]

“Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star.”
[Larry Barretto]

“To witness the birth of a child is our best opportunity to experience the meaning of the word miracle.”
[Paul Carvel]

“A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.”
[Stendhal]

“Muscles send messages to each other, Clenched fists, a tight mouth, a furrowed brow, all send signals to the birth-passage muscles, the very ones that need to be loosened. Opening up to relax these upper-body parts relaxes the lower ones.”
[William Sears and Martha Sears (authors of The Birth Book)]

“My dream is that every woman, everywhere,
will know the joy of a truly safe, comfortable and satisfying birthing
for herself and her baby.”
[Marie Mongan]