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Natural Birth Quotes – 2024

In a world that often seems to move at an accelerated pace, there is a timeless and awe-inspiring process that remains steadfast- the miracle of natural birth. Beyond the realms of medical interventions and technological advancements, for the lucky ones, there exists a profound beauty in the simplicity of bringing life into the world in harmony with nature.

I have always loved a good quote (they literally got me through my marathons – “each step I do is one less I have to do!”; which thinking about it if you swap step for contraction is pretty relevant!) and when it came to giving birth, it was no different.

What makes a good quote about birth?

Ultimately one, that speak to you. No pregnancy is the same, and no birth is the same. Read through these, ignore the ones that don’t chime and read and re-read the ones that speak to you <3 Here it goes!

Quotes about natural birth

  • “Always remember that children are born exactly the way they need to born. We are born into this lifetime to grow, and it is only through experience we grow. Once labour starts, the process is bigger than any one person’s plan. Sometimes a soul coming through needs a certain experience for its journey, or many the mother needs it for hers, or the father needs it for his. We call it a complication, but it is a thread among the many thousands of threads that create the rich tapestry of life.”- Gurmukh, from her book Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful
  • “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.”- Rajneesh
  • “Labour is one contraction. It just happens over and over again.”- Tina Lilly
  • “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
  • “A woman in birth is at once her most powerful and most vulnerable. But any woman who has birthed unhindered understands that we are stronger than we know.”- Marcie Macari
  • “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
  • “Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready. Here comes life.”- Maya Angelou
  • “My dream is that every woman, everywhere, will know the joy of a truly safe, comfortable, and satisfying birthing for herself and her baby.”- Marie Mongan
  • “It is not only that we want to bring about an easy labour, without risking injury to the mother or the child; we must go further. We must understand that childbirth is fundamentally a spiritual, as well as a physical, achievement. . . The birth of a child is the ultimate perfection of human love.”- Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, 1953
  • “There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.”- Laura Stavoe Harm
  • “So the question remains. Is childbirth painful? Yes. It can be, along with a thousand amazing sensations for which we have yet to find adequate language. Every birth is different, and every woman’s experience and telling of her story will be unique.”- Marcie Macari
  • “The instant of birth is exquisite. Pain and joy are one at this moment. Ever after, the dim recollection is so sweet that we speak to our children with a gratitude they never understand.”- Madline Tiger
  • “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
  • “Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defence, and as courageous as either one.”- Gloria Steinem
  • “Women are strong, strong, terribly strong. We don’t know how strong until we’re pushing out our babies.”- Louise Erdrich
  • “In the journey of motherhood, the path may differ, but the destination is the same—endless love for your child.”- Unknown
  • “Whether your baby is born vaginally or via caesarean, both require strength and courage.”- Unknown
  • “No matter how a baby comes into the world it’s a special delivery.”- Unknown