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Favorite Quotes

  • “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.”  ~Laura Stavoe Harm
  • The power and intensity of your contractions cannot be stronger than you, because it is you. ~ Unknown
  • “When I was born I was so surprised I didn’t talk for a year and a half.” ~ Gracie Allen
  • “The pains of childbirth were altogether different from the enveloping effects of other kinds of pain. These were pains one could follow with one’s mind.” ~ Margaret Mead
  • “If all an expectant woman hears is “EPIDURAL” every where she turns, is she truly being given choices? Or are her options whittled down to only one?” ~Judy M. Wimmer, RN, ACCE
  • “A pair of substantial mammary glands have the advantage over the two hemispheres of the most learned professor’s brain in the art of compounding a nutritive fluid for infants.” ~Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)
  • “People who say they sleep like a baby, usually don’t have one.” ~ Leo J. Burke