Birth Quotes of the Week

Quotes that recently caught my eye…

Your own wisdom is more powerful than anything you see around you. The price for living your dream is facing your deepest fear; ask yourself ‘What am I afraid of most?’ Facing your answer is the price of greatness.“–@Roots of She

“In acknowledging woman-to-woman help it is important to recognize that power, within the family and elsewhere, can be used vindictively, and that it is not only powerful men who abuse women; women with power may also abuse other women.” –Sheila Kitzinger

A woman who is enjoying her labor swings into the rhythm of contractions as if birth-giving were a powerful dance, her uterus creating the beat. She watches for it, concentrates on it, like an orchestra following its conductor.” –Shelia Kitzinger

“If you have never been called a defiant, incorrigible, impossible woman… have faith. There is yet time.” –Clarissa Pinkola Estes (via @Roots of She)

Pregnancy is a uniquely intimate relationship between two people. All of us luxuriate in this relationship once, and half of us are lucky enough to be able to do it all over again a second time, from the other side as it were. Never again outside of pregnancy can we be so truly intwined with someone else, no matter how hard we try.” -David Bainbridge

“We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.” –Marian Wright Edelman

Reading this last quote made me remember my Small Stone Birth Activism article and so I posted it yesterday!

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