Experiences have clearly shown that an approach which
"de-medicalizes" birth, restores dignity and humanity
to the process of childbirth, and returns control
to the mother is also the safest approach.

Michel Odent

Just as a woman's hearth knows how and when to pump,
her lungs to inhale, and her hand to pull back from fire,
so she knows how and when to give birth

Virginia Di Orio

All that is needed for the majority of labors to go well is
a healthy, pregnant woman who has loving support in labor,
self-confidence, and attendants with infinite patience.

Sheila Kitzinger

We cannot birth our babies through sheer force of will.
We need to learn the more subtle, the equally powerful,
path of surrender.

Sarah J. Buckley

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 J. Buckley

Disclaimer

Disclaimer2020-01-23T17:54:29+01:00

This website may provide information on medical interventions in childbirth. That information is not advice and should not be treated as such. If you have specific medical questions you should consult your midwife, doctor or other professional healthcare provider.