__"There is power that comes to women when they give birth. They don't ask for it, it simply invades them. Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it." Sheryl Feldman.
"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.
"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 when and how to give birth." Virginia Di Orio.
"The whole point of woman-centered birth is the knowledge that a woman is the birth power source. She may need, and deserve, help, but in essence, she always had, currently has, and will have the power." Heather McCue.
"Attending births is like growing roses. You have to marvel at the ones that just open up and bloom at the first kiss of the sun but you wouldn't dream of pulling open the petals of the tightly closed buds and forcing them to blossom to your time line." Gloria Lemay.
"However much we know about birth in general, we know nothing about a particular birth. We must let it unfold with its own uniqueness." Elizabeth Noble.
"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 a woman doesn't look like a Goddess during birth then someone isn't treating her right." Ina May Gaskin.