Birth HerStory

Women Can Birth!

The Herstory of Birth.

Birth Images from Ancient Times is the first of 4 YouTube videos titled the Timeless Way created by Mother’s Advocate, which show images and explain birth practices from as far back as 20,000 years ago. This ‘herstory’ is one of communities knowing that women can give birth, because until the last 100 years or less (especially in rural communities), birth was part of everyday life and birth was women’s domain. Continue reading

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Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. — Frank Zappa
The greatest joy is to become a mother; the second greatest is to be a midwife. — Norwegian proverb
Nothing in life is to be feared it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so we can fear less. — Marie Curie
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
All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. — Ellen Glasgow
We need to have their hearts before we can open their minds. — Dr Gordon Neufeld
I can promise you that women working together - linked, informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet. — Isabel Allende
No other natural bodily function is painful and childbirth should not be an exception. — Grantly Dick-Read
Trust children. Nothing could be more simple, or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must first learn to trust ourselves and most of us were taught as children we could not be trusted. — John Holt
A loving heart is the truest wisdom. — Charles Dickens