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Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.
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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.
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The stricken mother, sitting by the side of the lifeless form of her first-born, will hear unmoved the words of consolation and the persuasions to resignation which are urged by one who has not suffered, even though he eloquently draw motives from the highest heaven; while the silent pressure of her hand by some humble creature who has hidden her treasure under the daisies, will inspire her with calmness and strength.
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Childbirth was probably easier for most women in early cultures, especially in hunter-gatherer societies, where everyone was accustomed to physical labor and supple and fit from daily activity.
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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.
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VITA MUTARI - the literal translation from Latin to English is "Life Transformation." That is the closest thing I could think of the feeling of labor/birth... what you are feeling isn't pain, it's life transformation. Is it dramatic? You bet! I think it should be!
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We need nothing less than a revolution in our attitudes towards conception, pregnancy, birth and parenting.
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[My mother's] feeling is, we were made to do this work, and it's not easy, and it's inherently painful.... Pain and pleasure are a continuum, and without the pain, there would not be the pleasure. We wouldn't have a place to slide around, and that this is just an intense experience of pain. It's also an intense experience of pleasure, and joy and hope.... I would say that the pain is part of the glory, or the tremendous mystery of life. And that if anything, it's kind of a privilege to stand so close to an incredible miracle. And that there's pain involved because it's such a tremendous event... it's like living in a different dimension briefly. And that it's a painful process, because it's like two worlds colliding.
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There is power that comes to women when they give birth. They don't ask for it, it simply invades them. Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it.
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In achieving the depersonalization of childbirth and at the same time solving the problem of pain, our society may have lost more than it has gained. We are left with the physical husk; the transcending significance has been drained away. In doing so, we have reached the goal which perhaps is implicit in all highly developed technological cultures, mechanized control of the human body and the complete obliteration of all disturbing sensation.
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For far too many, pregnancy and birth is still something that happens to them rather than something they set out consciously and joyfully to do themselves.
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In the moments of labor and birth, all the forces of the universe are flowing through a woman's body.
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Pregnant women! They had that weird frisson, an aura of magic that combined awkwardly with an earthy sense of duty. Mundane, because they were nothing unique on the suburban streets; ethereal because their attention was ever somewhere else. Whatever you said was trivial. And they had that preciousness which they imposed wherever they went, compelling attention, constantly reminding you that they carried the future inside, its contours already drawn, but veiled, private, an inner secret.
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The baby bounced gently off the wall of her uterus. She opened her dressing gown and put her hands back on her belly. It moved again, like a dolphin going through the water; that was the way she imagined it.
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Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.
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The dreams that we have in pregnancy are tainted with the worries and joys of pregnancy and the changing roles of our lives.
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The shamans are forever yacking about their snake-oil "miracles." I prefer the Real McCoy - a pregnant woman.
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We repeatedly tell patients we are not in a hurry; there are no trains to catch and we don't care when the baby comes, only how! A doctor who is in a hurry does not belong in the field of obstetrics. As my chief pointed out, "An obstetrician should have a big rear end and the good sense to sit calmly thereupon and let nature take its course."
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Giving birth is a transformation and it doesn't matter whether you've had eight babies before. It's still a transformation the next time you have another baby, because you are no longer the same woman you were before you had that baby.
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Birth goes best if it is not intruded upon by strange people and strange events. It goes best when a woman feels safe enough and free enough to abandon herself to the process.
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Women's bodies have near-perfect knowledge of childbirth; it's when their brains get involved that things can go wrong.
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