A good friend has been emailing me a birth related quote every day since I passed my guess date... I thought I'd share the ones I'd gotten so far:
“Having a baby [is] an opportunity to transform a life, because in the moments of labor and birth all the forces of the universe are flowing through a woman’s body…’If you have 12 babies you only get 12 of those opportunities. This is big fun.’” –Sister MorningStar
“Women are strong, strong, terribly strong. We don’t know how strong until we’re pushing out our babies.” Louise Erdrich, The Blue Jay’s Dance
“You are pregnant and you are powerful. You are bold and you are beautiful. Go forward in your boldness, in your beauty and in your connectedness. Trust your body to birth and know that the collective power of women worldwide will be with you.” –Your Birth Right
Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour. ~Ovid
300,000 women will be giving birth with you today. Relax and breathe and do nothing else. Labor is hard work, and you can do it.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The power and intensity of your contractions cannot be stronger than you, because it is you. ~Unknown