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"Childbirth takes place at the intersection of time; in all cultures it links past, present, and future. In traditional cultures birth unites the world of ‘now’ with the world of ancestors, and is part of the great tree of life extending in time and eternity"
"However much we know about birth in general, we know nothing about a particular birth. We must let it unfold with its own uniqueness"
"Imagining birth as the baby experiences it was an entirely new way of looking at it"
"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"
"Mothers need to know that their care and their choices won’t be compromised by birth politics"
"One is constantly having to balance the high expectations of modern health care with the need of respect the human soul. This is especially so with birth"
"In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves"
"Birth is not a cerebral event; it is a visceral-holistic process which requires all of your self – body, heart, emotion, mind, spirit"
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