Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting Quotes

Inspiring Birth Quotes:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that
we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most
frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened
about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We
are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the
glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our
presence automatically liberates others.”  – Marianne Williamson

“Childbirth is an experience in a woman’s life that holds the power to
transform her forever. Passing through these powerful gates—in her own
way—remembering all the generations of women who walk with her… She
is never alone.”
—Suzanne Arms

“ 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

Being pregnant and giving birth are like crossing a narrow bridge. People
can accompany you to the bridge. They can greet you on the other side.
But only you can walk that bridge alone. – African Proverb

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

The genius of her body is designed to give birth with ease and grace. In
our soft warm hands, we are holding the keys to the future.  – Elena Tonetti- Vladimirova

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

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

“Remember this, for it is as true as true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You
are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human female
bodies have the same potential to give birth well as aardvarks, lions,
rhinoceri, elephants, moose and water buffalo. Even if it has not been your
habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think
positively about your body.”— Ina May Gaskin, midwife and author of Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

 

Parenting Quotes:

“Oftentimes I felt ridiculous giving my seal of approval to what was in reality
such a natural thing to do, sort of like reinventing the wheel and extolling its
virtues. Had parents’ intuition sunk so low that some strange man had to tell
modern women that it was okay to sleep with their babies?” — William Sears (Sids: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding and Preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to
have your heart go walking around outside your body.” – Elizabeth
Stone

Before you were conceived, I wanted youBefore you were born, I loved you Before you were here an hour, I would die for you This is the miracle of love.  – Maureen Hawkins

 

Humorous Quotes:

Childbirth classes neglect to teach one critical skill: How to breathe, count,
and swear all at the same time.  – Linda Filterman

Before I was married I had six theories about raising children. Now I have
six children and no theories.  – John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

They say men can never experience the pain of childbirth. They can…if
you hit them in the goolies with a cricketbat for fourteen hours.  – Jo Brand

To read a deadly funny article about parenting click on Before You Have Kids

 

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