Saturday, February 28, 2009

Inspiration & Wisdom for Labor, Birth & Motherhood

Quotes of the Day

"I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened and I am not afraid to look behind them." - Elizabeth Taylor

"Today is my opportunity to be what I have been becoming. I chose my path and walk it, with no one else to blame for my choices, but everything to share with my strengths. I have joy, love and peace that is of my own choosing, this will be an awesome day"... Rand Gholson

"It's not just the making of babies, but the making of mothers that midwives see as the miracle of birth."- Barbara Katz Rothman ♥
"It takes both
 great strength and great flexibility
 of mind and body to give birth."
Jennifer Stover

"We suffer from a tyranny of the intellect over the emotions. A dictatorship of the head over the heart instead of an integration of these complementary aspects of our being."
Billy Ray Boyd

Circumcision deaths: "an unrecognized sacrifice of innocents."
Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies

"Whatever the heart says is right, is right. The soul's emphasis is always true." Emerson

"In the end all that really matters is - how often did you laugh? how deeply did you love? how fully did you learn to let go?" ~Author Unknown

Watch this You Tube video: "You Can Do Anything" Way to go girl!!!

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone" Neale Donald Walsh

"Excellent nutrition includes pure water, controlled breath, abundant light, loving and respectful relationships, beauty and harmony in daily life, joyous thoughts and vital foodstuffs." Susan Weed

When thinking about the people you have asked to help you at your birth:
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

"One study in the Netherlands looked at almost 530,000 low-risk planned births and found that with the proper services in place (such as a well-trained midwife and good transportation), home births are just as safe as hospital births. In fact, home birth may even be safer."
-Dr. Christiane Northrup OB-Gyn Author

This you tube video about motherhood made my eyes well with tears: Video : "Reflections of Motherhood"

"My grandmother later commented babies don't read books. Really all I needed to do was "read" my baby."
-Claire Niala

You Tube video: Maya Angelou recites her poem of the unextingishable flame of the human spirit, "Still I Rise".

One to inspire women planning to V-BAC:  "You are building new pathways in your brain now, preparing a home for the you who is emerging. The new you isn't the arrival of someone other than you; she's the emergence of whom you've always been but have long kept hidden. Your need is not to replace some defective self, but to invoke into operation once more the perfect you that is the truth of who you are." Marianne Williamson

"Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings." Arthur Rubinstein