If we are to heal the planet, we must begin by healing birthing.
Agnes Sallet Von Tannenberg
Giving birth should be your greatest achievement, not your greatest fear.
If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.
John H. Kennell, MD
We have a secret in our culture, and 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.
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
Only with trust, faith, and support can the woman allow the birth experience to enlighten and empower her. Women’s strongest feelings [in terms of their birthings], positive and negative, focus on the way they were treated by their caregivers.
Annie Kennedy & Penny Simkin
If I don’t know my options, I don’t have any.
Whenever and however you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body and your spirit for the rest of your life.
Ina May Gaskin
If you lay down, the baby will never come out.
Native American saying