"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
"We have a secret in our culture.
It's not that birth is painful, it's that women are strong."
Laura Stavoe Harm
"Just as a woman's heart knows how and when to pump, her lungs to inhale, and her hand to pull back from fire. So she knows how and when to give birth."
"Whenever and however you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body and your spirit for the rest of your life."
Ina May Gaskin
"Birth is not neat and fast and quiet: it's gritty and primal.
But it's nothing to fear."