'' If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.' John H. Kennell, MD

' 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.' William MacNeile Dixon

' The wisdom and compassion a woman can intuitively experience in childbirth can make her a source of healing and understanding for other women.' Stephen Gaskin

' You do not have to be a particularly strong or brave or relaxed person to get through labour. You just need to be a woman.' The Big Book of Birth

' If I don't know my options, I don't have any.' Diana Korte

' Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers - strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.' Barbara Katz Rothman

' 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.' Suzanne Arms

Birth Quotes