Birth Of A Child Quotes by Stephen Gaskin, Richard Louv, Eda LeShan, George Vaillant, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Henry Adams and many others.
The wisdom and compassion a woman can intuitively experience in childbirth can make her a source of healing and understanding for other women.
As a species, we are most animated when our days and nights on Earth are touched by the natural world. We can find immeasurable joy in the birth of a child, a great work of art, or falling in love.
A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
Creativity can never be explained by appeal to reason alone. Like the birth of a child, creativity compels us not to explanation but to wonder and awe.
Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever-fresh and radiant possibility.
In correct theology, the Virgin ought not to be represented in bed, for she could not suffer like ordinary women, but her palace at Chartres is not much troubled by theology, and to her, as empress-mother, the pain of child-birth was a pleasure which she wanted her people to share.
There was a time, in the nineteenth century, for example, when women spoke mostly about the house, children, birth, and so forth, because it was their domain. That’s changing a little, now.
God created the first man, whom he called Adam. Then God created a woman, whom he named Eve; and this man and woman were given the power from Jehovah God to reproduce their kind, that is to say, to cause conception and birth of children.
Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
Birth is about making mothers… strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength
The birth of a child is the imprisonment of a soul. The soul must work its way out of prison, and, in doing so, provide itself with wings for a future journey. It is for each of us to determine whether our wings shall be those of an angel or a grub!
Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.
The enemy of human happiness as well as the cause of poverty and starvation is not the birth of children. It is the failure of people to do with the earth what God could teach them to do if only they would ask and then obey, for they are agents unto themselves.
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 should be curiosity.
Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers.
Birth is violent, whether it be the birth of a child or the birth of an idea.
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.