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Speak tenderly; let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well.

— Mother Teresa

Impressive Midwife quotations

Adversity is the midwife of genius

Talk and write in a way that encourages the mutual exchange of ideas and acts like a midwife to people birthing their own ideas.

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.

The greatest privilege of a human life is to become a midwife to the awakening of the Soul in another person.


It's not just the making of babies, but the making of mothers that midwives see as the miracle of birth.

In all cultures, the midwife's place is on the threshold of life, where intense human emotions, fear, hope, longing, triumph, and incredible physical power-enable a new human being to emerge. Her vocation is unique.

A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.

Democracy has to be born anew every generation, and education is its midwife.

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


Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife.

Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body.

Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.

When you destroy midwives, you also destroy a body of knowledge that is shared by women, that can’t be put together by a bunch of surgeons or a bunch of male obstetricians, because physiologically, birth doesn’t happen the same way around surgeons, medically trained doctors, as it does around sympathetic women.

Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers.


The listener is the midwife in the difficult birth of the word.

One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.

Like a midwife, I make my living bringing new babies into the world, except that mine are new advertising campaigns.

As a midwife, I am immersed in Oxytocin day and night.

Women's bodies have their own wisdom, and a system of birth refined over 100,000 generations is not so easily overpowered.


Love set you going like a fat gold watch.

The midwife slapped your footsoles, and your bald cry Took its place among the elements.

A film director is not a creator, but a midwife.

His business is to deliver the actor of a child that he did not know he had inside him.

No other natural bodily function is painful and childbirth should not be an exception

I was not the midwife of the Law School, but its fraternal twin.

Force is the midwife of every old society pregnant with a new one.


I am just one of many many thousands of midwives, who are devoted to saving lives gently.

The midwife of history is violence.

How did we ever get the idea that God would supply us on demand with quick fixes, that God is merely a rescuer and not a midwife?

There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife - a tyrannical midwife.

Fiction is truth. I think fiction is the truest thing there ever was. My whole effort is to remove that distinction. The writer is the midwife of understanding. It's very important for me to tell politics like a story, to make it real.


Midwives and doctors play a crucial role preventing unnecessary maternal deaths.

They educate women about nutrition, health and family planning. And they step in when complications arise.

The Creator is not a careless mechanic.

Whoever heard of a midwife as a literary heroine? Yet midwifery is the very stuff of drama. Every child is conceived either in love or lust, is born in pain, followed by joy or sometimes remorse. A midwife is in the thick of it, she sees it all.

We should work to guarantee that there is a midwife or health worker by every woman's side during childbirth.

Vietnam presumably taught us that the United States could not serve as the world's policeman; it should also have taught us the dangers of trying to be the world's midwife to democracy when the birth is scheduled to take place under conditions of guerrilla war.

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