Monday, May 23, 2011

Midwifery Quotes

For Midwives and Mums the world over.  I love searching the internet to find some inspirational quotes to use, not only for midwives but also for mums and mums to be. 

These I found from the "Birthing without fear" website.
     "Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear."
- Jane Weideman

     "We’ve put birth in the same category with illness and disease and it’s never belonged here. Birth is naturally safe, but we’ve allowed it to be taken over by the medical community."
Carla Hartley, founder of Trust Birth and the Ancient Midwifery Institute

 I love this one, we have this quote on the front of our induction diary on delivery suite

     "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

"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

This is another quote that I just love and I feel humbled at the strength of women. 
     "You are a midwife, assisting at someone else’s birth. Do good without show or fuss. Facilitate what is happening rather than what you think ought to be happening. If you must take the lead, lead so that the mother is helped, yet still free and in charge. When the baby is born, the mother will rightly say: “We did it ourselves!”
- From The Tao Te Ching

     "Women’s strongest feelings [in terms of their birthings], positive and negative, focus on the way they were treated by their caregivers."
-Annie Kennedy & Penny Simkin

a link to where I got these quotes.

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