“Let choice murmur in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready… here comes life.” – Maya Angelou

“Just as a woman’s heart knows how and when to pump, her lungs to inhale, and her hand to pull back from fire, so she knows when and how to give birth.” – Virginia Di Orio

“There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.” -Pamela Nadav

“Birth is a rite of passage of women. Their journey should be honored, their rights should be fiercely protected, and their stories should be shared.” – Marcie Macari

"We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong." -Laura Stavoe Harm