Birth quotes and sayings

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.

When the yearning for living ends, there can be no more birth.
Sri Satya Sai Baba

Birth is a shadow. Courage, self-sustained, out lords succession’s phlegm, and needs no ancestors.
Aaron Hill

Water birth is one of many lovely ways to enter the world.
Judy Edmunds

Here was a star danced, and under that I was born.
William Shakespeare

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.
Sarah Buckley

The effort to separate the physical experience of childbirth from the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of this event has served to dis empower and violate women.
Mary Rucklos Hampton

The wisdom and compassion a woman can intuitively experience in childbirth can make her a source of healing and understanding for other women.
Stephen Gaskin

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

The knowledge of how to give birth without outside interventions lies deep within each woman. Successful childbirth depends on an acceptance of the process.

It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born.
James Augustine

I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
Eleanor Roosevelt

We try to give a birthing woman freedom to find the right position for her own needs and comfort. Unfortunately, in our society we think of birthing as something done while lying down.
Michel Odent

Only with trust, faith, and support can the woman allow the birth experience to enlighten and empower her.
Claudia Lowe

Natural childbirth has evolved to suit the species, and if mankind chooses to ignore her advice and interfere with her workings we must not complain about the consequences. We have only ourselves to blame.
Margaret Jowitt

Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.
Robin Lim

Women’s bodies have their own wisdom, and a system of birth refined over 100,000 generations is not so easily overpowered.
Sarah Buckley

Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star.
Larry Barretto

No other natural bodily function is painful and childbirth should not be an exception.
Grantley Dick-Read

Birth is an experience that demonstrates that life is not merely function and utility, but form and beauty.
Christopher Largen

Women today not only possess genetic memory of birth from a thousand generations of women, but they are also assailed from every direction by information and misinformation about birth.
Valerie El Halta

One is constantly having to balance the high expectations of modern health care with the need to respect the human soul. This is especially so with birth.
Benig Mauger

Ain’t no man can avoid being born average, but there ain’t no man got to be common.
Satchel Paige

Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.
Andy Warhol

The moment you’re born you’re done for.
Arnold Bennett

Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.
Natalie Clifford Barney

There is no way out of the experience except through it, because it is not really your experience at all but the baby’s. Your body is the child’s instrument of birth.
Penelope Leach