Birth may be a matter of a moment, but it is a unique one.

— Frederick Leboyer

The most powerful Frederick Leboyer quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you

Being touched and caressed, being massaged, is food for the infant;

food as necessary as minerals, vitamins, and proteins. Deprived of this food, the name of which is love, Babies would rather die. And often they do.


Learn to respect this sacred moment of birth, as fragile, as fleeting, as elusive as dawn.


This tragic brow, these closed eyes, eyebrows raised and knotted.


Yes, we should not forget that the five senses are one. And all of them extensions of the skin


Yes, hell exists. It is not a fairy tale. One indeed burns there. This hell is not at the end of life. It is here. At the beginning. Hell is what the infant must experience before he gets to us.


This howling mouth, this head which rolls back and tries to escape.


The one you confront in Yoga is yourself. All that is rigid and stiff in you, all that says 'No.


Imagining birth as the baby experiences it was an entirely new way of looking at it.


It is through our hands that we speak to the child.

That we communicate. Touch is the child's first language, understanding comes long after feeling


These hands which stretch out, implore, beg, then rise to the head in a gesture of calamity.