"Women's bodies are NOT broken, the system is broken. Their bodies have not failed them, the system has failed them." ~ Cindy Collins
"Remember this, for it is as true and true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human female bodies have the same potential to give birth well as aardvarks, lions, rhinoceri, elephants, moose, and water buffalo. Even if it has not been your habit throughout your... life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body."
— Ina May Gaskin (Ina May's Guide to Childbirth)
"Birth is a three legged stool, a healthy mom, a healthy baby and a healthy birth. Without ANY one leg, it is equally unstable!" --Sharon Muza
We’ve put birth in the same category with illness and disease and it’s never belonged there. Birth is naturally safe, but we’ve allowed it to be taken over by the medical community.