The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.
Labor gives birth to ideas.
It is not only that we want to bring about an easy labor, without risking injury to the mother or the child; we must go further. We must understand that childbirth is fundamentally a spiritual, as well as a physical, achievement. . . The birth of a child is the ultimate perfection of human love.
Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life.
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
If we want to find safe alternatives to obstetrics, we must rediscover midwifery. To rediscover midwifery is the same as giving back childbirth to women. And imagine the future if surgical teams were at the service of the midwives and the women instead of controlling them.
Birth was the death of him.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
The wisdom and compassion a woman can intuitively experience in childbirth can make her a source of healing and understanding for other women.
Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.
And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
When enough women realize that birth is a time of great opportunity to get in touch with their true power, and when they are willing to assume responsibility for this, we will reclaim the power of birth and help move technology where it belongs-in the service of birthing women, not their master.
Beauty is the still birth of suffering, every woman knows that.
The parallels between making love and giving birth are clear, not only in terms of passion and love, but also because we need essentially the same conditions for both experiences: privacy and safety.
A newborn baby has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three.
Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children.
A theory can be proved by experiment; but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory.
Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks toward us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different.
Most people's historical perspective begins with the day of their birth.
Birth and death are not two different states, but they are different aspects of the same state.
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