Quotes About Birth – World Doula Week

No matter the topic, quotes offer a way to share thoughts and relate to one another.  So many thoughtful people have said powerful things about birth.

My choices for the top 5 quotes we can use to communicate positive ideas about birth are:
Remember this, for it is as true and true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human female bodies have the same potential to give birth well as aardvarks, lions, rhinoceri, elephants, moose, and water buffalo. Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body.Ina May Gaskin
There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.Laura Stavoe Harm
When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.Marie Mongan
There is no other organ quite like the uterus. If men had such an organ they would brag about it.  So should we.Ina May Gaskin
If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.John H. Kennell, MD