birth Quotes

Birth is vast and multifaceted; radiant and mysterious. Birth contains multitudes, and through her we birth our multitudes. We give birth to our hopes and our fears, to our ecstasies and our agonies, to our joy and our disappointments. We give birth to our babies, each one perfect and radiant. We give birth through our instincts, and we give birth to our instincts. We give birth to our capacity for instincts, which will match us perfectly with our babies, who are, and always will be, instinctive creatures. May we all be blessed through instinctive birth.

- Sarah Buckley

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

If women lose the right to say where and how they birth their children, then they will have lost something that's as dear to life as breathing.

- Ami McKay, The Birth House

Birthday, Birthday, Birthday! Celebrate your day of birth, no matter the circumstances of your birth. Be thankful and joyful for the gift of life on this divine day.

- Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

As the births of living creatures at first are ill-shapen so are all innovations which are the births of time.

- Francis Bacon

Today, what's normal is being redefined: from vaginal birth to surgical birth; from 'My water broke,' to 'Let's break your water;' from 'It's time' to 'It's time for the induction.' As medical anthropologist Robbie Davis-Floyd writes, 'in the early twenty-first century, we do not know what normal birth is.' Most practicing obstetricians have never witnessed an unplugged birth that wasn't an accident. Women are even beginning to deny normal birth to themselves: if 'normal' means being induced, immobilized by wires and tubes, sped up with drugs, all the while knowing that there's a good chance of surgery, well, might as well just cut to the chase, so to speak. 'Just give me a cesarean,' some are saying. And who can blame them? They want to avoid what they think of as normal birth.

- Jennifer Block, Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care

A certificate of live birth is not the same thing by any stretch of the imagination as a birth certificate.

- Donald Trump

It is not that you give birth to a child that matters most. Rather, it is what you birth into them.

- Craig D. Lounsbrough

the twelve royal gifts of birth belong to every child, born anywhere, at anytime" -

- Charlene Costanzo, The Twelve Gifts of Birth

Birth unites women in the power of oneness

- the extraordinary gift we deeply share as mothers. Belly dance for birth reflects this very same essence of life and love.

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.