Inspiring Words of Wisdom

"Having a highly trained obstetrical surgeon attend a normal birth is analogous to having a pediatric surgeon babysit a healthy 2-year-old."     M. Wagner


"The best way to avoid a cesarean is to stay out of the hospital." Brooke Sanders Purves


"You are constructing your own reality with the choices you make...or don't make. If you really want a healthy pregnancy and joyful birth, and you truly understand that you are the one in control, then you must examine what you have or haven't done so far to create the outcome you want." Kim Wildner-Mother's Intention: How Belief Shapes Birth

 "Treating normal labors as though they were complicated can become a self-fulfilling prophecy." Rooks


"Midwives see birth as a miracle and only mess with it if there's a problem; doctors see birth as a problem and if they don't mess with it, it's a miracle!" Barbara Harper in Gentle Birth Choices

"300,000 women will be giving birth with you today.  Relax and breathe and do nothing else.  Labor is hard work, it hurts and you can do it."


"If I had my life to live over, instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished ever moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.   Irma Bombeck


"Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile…initially scared me to death."  Betty Bender 


"I think one of the best things we could do would be to help women/parents/families discover their own birth power, from within themselves. And to let them know it's always been there, they just needed to tap into it."  John H. Kennell, MD


"We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful. It's that women are strong." Laura Stavoe Harm


"If I don't know my options, I don't have any." Diana Korte  

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


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