If we want to find safe alternatives to obstetrics, we must rediscover midwifery. To rediscover midwifery is the same as giving back childbirth to women. And imagine the future if surgical teams were at the service of the midwives and the women instead of controlling them.— Michel Odent
Useful Inspirational Pregnancy quotations
I knew when I met you an adventure is going to happen.
I usually claim that pregnant women should not read books about pregnancy and birth. Their time is too precious. They should, rather, watch the moon and sing to their baby in the womb.
The wisdom and compassion a woman can intuitively experience in childbirth can make her a source of healing and understanding for other women.
Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.
For far too many, pregnancy and birth is still something that happens to them rather than something they set out consciously and joyfully to do themselves
People always say that pregnant women have a glow. And I say it's because you're sweating to death.
Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.
Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.
All the time we wondered and wondered, who is this person coming/growing/turning/floating/swimming deep, deep inside.
Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers.
...Respecting the woman as an important and valuable human being and making certain that the woman's experience while giving birth is fulfilling and empowering is not just a nice extra, it is absolutely essential as it makes the woman strong and therefore makes society strong.
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
The giving of love and understanding is an education in itself.
Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams.
If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore.
There is no way out of the experience except through it, because it is not really your experience at all but the baby's. Your body is the child's instrument of birth.
You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.
Holding people away from you, and denying yourself love, that doesn't make you strong. if anything, it makes you weaker. Because you're doing it out of fear.
Keep busy while you are waiting for something to happen.
Truthfully, being pregnant is changing me as a person.
Each day is part of this amazing journey that has completely shifted the focus of my life and made me reevaluate my personal and professional goals.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
When enough women realize that birth is a time of great opportunity to get in touch with their true power, and when they are willing to assume responsibility for this, we will reclaim the power of birth and help move technology where it belongs-in the service of birthing women, not their master.
People are giving birth underwater now.
They say it's less traumatic for the baby because it's under water. But it's certainly more traumatic for the other people in the pool.
Pregnancy is a kind of miracle. Especially so in that it proves that a man and woman can conspire to force God to create a new soul.
One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
However much we know about birth in general, we know nothing about a particular birth. We must let it unfold with its own uniqueness.
Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be.
A baby is like the beginning of all things: wonder, hope a dream of possibilities. In a world that is cutting down its trees to build highways, losing its earth to concrete, babies are almost the only remaining link in nature, with the natural world of living things from which we spring.
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
Women are strong, strong, terribly strong.
We don't know how strong until we're pushing out our babies.
A ship under sail and a big-bellied woman, Are the handsomest two things that can be seen common.
Charlotte's Web Life is magic, the way nature works seems to be quite magical.
Don't let the past steal your present. Your past has not defined, deterred or defeated you. It has only strengthened who you are today.
Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside.
The instant of birth is exquisite. Pain and joy are one at this moment. Ever after, the dim recollection is so sweet that we speak to our children with a gratitude they never understand.
The shamans are forever yacking about their snake oil miracles.
I prefer the real McCoy, a pregnant woman.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
Life is always rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch.
Birth is the epicenter of women's power
Take your bottom lip and pull it over your head.
The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.
A little lie is like a little pregnancy it doesn't take long before everyone knows.