Birthing Quotes and Affirmations

 

Birthing Quotes “When a man is truly ‘present’ for the birth of his child and allows himself to be touched by the mystery unfolding before his eyes, he will have an unquestionable experience that can catapult him into the next phase of his development as a mature human being. His encounter with the power of birth…can connect him to his partner and his child in ways that sustain him for the rest of his life.”  – John Franklin

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

“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

“Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear.”
Jane Weideman

“When he becomes a father, a man leaves behind his life as a single individual and expands into a more inclusive role. He becomes a link in an unbroken chain. And in doing so, he himself undergoes a birth process–the birth of himself as a father.” – John Franklin (FatherBirth)

‎”When a woman births without drugs…she learns that she is strong and powerful…She learns to trust herself, even in the face of powerful authority figures. Once she realizes her own strength and power, she will have a different attitude for the rest of her life, about pain, illness, disease, fatigue, and difficult situations.” Polly Perez

“It seems that many health professionals involved in antenatal care have not realized that one of their roles should be to protect the emotional state of pregnant women.”
Michel Odent, MD

“A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart until the day you die.”
– Attributed to Mary Mason

 “When you moved, I felt squeezed with a wild infatuation and protectiveness. We are one. Nothing, not even death, can change that.”
― Suzanne Finnamore, The Zygote Chronicles

Birthing Quote“Making a decision to have a child–it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”
– Elizabeth Stone