"There is no way out of the experience except through it, because it is not really your experience at all but the baby's. Your body is the child's instrument of birth."
- Penelope Leach
"There is power that comes to women when they give birth. They don't ask for it, it simply invades them. Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it."
- Sheryl Feldman
"300,000 women will be giving birth with you today."
"Relax and breathe and do nothing else."
"Labor is hard work, it hurts and you can do it."
"You are constructing your own reality with the choices you make...or don't make. If you really want a healthy pregnancy and joyful birth, and you truly understand that you are the one in control, then you must examine what you have or haven't done so far to create the outcome you want."
- Kim Wildner-Mother's Intention: How Belief Shapes Birth
"Think of stretch marks as pregnancy service stripes."
- Joyce Armor
"There are three reasons for breast-feeding: the milk is always at the right temperature; it comes in attractive containers; and the cat can't get it."
- Irena Chalmers
"You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment."
- Dave Barry
"Things That It Took Me 50 Years to Learn"
"A moment in my tummy... a lifetime in my heart."
"Before you were conceived I wanted you,
Before you were born I loved you,
Before you were here an hour I would die for you,
This is the miracle of Mother's Love."
- Maureen Hawkins
"How To Get Pregnant:
1. Donate your last piece of baby equipment to Goodwill.
2. Send your youngest child off to kindergarten with a dance of joy.
3. Start writing that novel you've always dreamed about ( or take golf lessens, join a bowling league)
4. Spend $ 500. 00 on a new wardrobe for work
5. Get a cat or a puppy.
6. Just finish all the paperwork to adopt a child.
7. Let your best friend or sister use the baby name you'd been hoping to use for your next child."
"You're gonna miss this, you're gonna want this back. You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast. These are some good times, so take a good look around. You may not know it now, but you're gonna miss this."
- Trace Adkins
"Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body."
- Elizabeth Stone
"In like a banana, out like a PINEAPPLE!"
"A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die."
- Mary Mason
"No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother's love."
- Edwin H. Chapin
"Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain -- your life will never be the same."
- Catherine Jones
"Feeling fat lasts nine months but the joy of becoming a mom lasts forever."
- Nikki Dalton
"A mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside... when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone."
"Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be."
- Carrie Fisher
"Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders wherever your children do."
"YES, I'm pregnant again. YES, I know what causes it. NO I don't think I've had too many!"
"Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it."
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