The pain of childbirth is not remembered. It's the child that's remembered.

Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them!

Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement.

Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. Writing may be interesting, absorbing, exhilarating, racking, relieving. But amusing? Never!

I like trying to get pregnant. I'm not so sure about childbirth.

We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because we are concerned about the population explosion or because we feel we cannot afford children, but because we do not like children.

The suburban housewife -- she was the dream image of the young American women and the envy, it was said, of women all over the world. The American housewife -- freed by science and labor-saving appliances from the drudgery, the dangers of childbirth, and the illnesses of her grandmother had found true feminine fulfillment.

Back in the days when men were hunters and chest beaters and women spent their whole lives worrying about pregnancy or dying in childbirth, they often had to be taken against their will. Men complained that women were cold, unresponsive, frigid. They wanted their women wanton. They wanted their women wild. Now women were finally learning to be wanton and wild -- and what happened? The men wilted.

I know we can't always know what medical surprises may happen during childbirth.

But my hope is to go fully natural - no epidural, no interventions. Wish me luck.

The pains of childbirth were altogether different from the enveloping effects of other kinds of pain. These were pains one could follow with one's mind.

I once heard two ladies going on and on about the pains of childbirth and how men don't seem to know what real pain is. I asked if either of them ever got themselves caught in a zipper.

Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers.

It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days... or a few months after childbirth.

It is incumbent upon us to respond to the unique needs of military women and ensure they receive proper care during the first year following childbirth.

I have always wanted to act ever since I was a little girl.

I would put a blanket under my shirt and pretend that I was pregnant. Then, I would go through childbirth.

Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.

My mother's idea of natural childbirth was giving birth without makeup.

She was hyper-positive - the world is a wonderful place, rainbows and unicorns. If you said anything contrary to her, you were basically exiled.