Pregnant Women Quotes

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Lailah Gifty Akita
“The circumstances surrounding your birth is not as important as the opportunity to live life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Roman Payne
“Her body accepted my brutal seed and took it to swell within, just as the patient earth accepts a falling fruit into its tender soil to cradle and nourish it to grow. Came a time, just springtime last, our infant child pushed through the fragile barrier of her womb. Her legs branched out, just as the wood branches out from these eternal trees around us; but she was not hardy as they. My wife groaned with blood and ceased to breathe. Aye!, a scornful eve that bred the kind of pain only a god can withstand.”
Roman Payne

Rainer Maria Rilke
“O smile, going where? O upturned look:
new, warm, receding surge of the heart--;
alas, we are that surge. Does then the
cosmic space
we dissolve in taste of us? Do the
angels
reclaim only what is theirs, their own
outstreamed existence,
or sometimes, by accident, does a bit
of us
get mixed in? Are we blended in their
features
like the slight vagueness that
complicates the looks
of pregnant women? Unnoticed by them
in their
whirling back into themselves? (How
could they notice?)”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The circumstances surrounding your birth are not as important as the opportunity to live life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Maha Al Musa
“It seems that in our twenty-first century modern world, many women have become estranged from their primal brain and the knowledge that lies within it. Women too often hand their power over to the medical world long before they enter labour and have the idea someone else will do it for them.”
Maha Al Musa, Dance of the Womb - The Essential Guide to Belly Dance for Pregnancy and Birth

Peadar Ó Guilín
“She was pregnant, of course: pregnant women carried out all the Tribe's sacred rituals.”
Peadar Ó Guilín, The Inferior

Maha Al Musa
“Birth is, without a doubt, one of the greatest self -expressive and creative processes we can embark upon in womanhood. I believe that a part of a woman's birthing heart centre resides within the pelvis and hip area.”
Maha Al Musa, Dance of the Womb - The Essential Guide to Belly Dance for Pregnancy and Birth

Maha Al Musa
“The main goal of Bellydance for birth within the framework of actual labour is to fully allow the labouring woman to help nature by moving with and not against the contractions she welcomes. Instead of tensing her muscles and mind with fear and apprehension toward pain, she accepts and surrenders actively, consciously and as best she can to each contractile wave she experiences.”
Maha Al Musa, Dance of the Womb - The Essential Guide to Belly Dance for Pregnancy and Birth

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Isn’t it wonderful to give birth to your own kind?”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Maha Al Musa
“Birth unites women in the power of oneness; the extraordinary gift we deeply share as mothers. Belly dance for birth reflects this very same essence of life and love.”
Maha Al Musa, Dance of the Womb - The Essential Guide to Belly Dance for Pregnancy and Birth

Maha Al Musa
“The smooth undulating movements of Bellydance for birth aid a woman's ability to deal with her labour in an opening rather than restrictive fashion. The soothing rocking motions of the circular, figure 8 and spiral movements set the scene for a birthing woman to flow with the natural rhythms of her labouring body - to become connected not only to nature and the universe but deeply bonded to her baby within.”
Maha Al Musa, Dance of the Womb - The Essential Guide to Belly Dance for Pregnancy and Birth

Maha Al Musa
“Birth is experiential. You have to experience it to fully know it. An exercise such as Bellydance for birth embraced during pregnancy can act as a purposeful tool to help a woman before she steps in through the gateway of birth. One of the key elements of the birth dance is that it can help bridge the gap between the primal brain (which knows how to give birth) and the modern woman (who may need to be reminded of her instinctual capacity), assisting her to claim back her most basic and inherent right as the Deliverer of Life.”
Maha Al Musa, Dance of the Womb - The Essential Guide to Belly Dance for Pregnancy and Birth

Maha Al Musa
“The birthing journey requires us as women to get back to a sense of life basics where our connection to intuition and instinct are normal, rather than a forgotten means of expression, when implemented in pregnancy and labour, the birth dance enables a woman to connect to her feminine source without fear or shame.”
Maha Al Musa, Dance of the Womb - The Essential Guide to Belly Dance for Pregnancy and Birth

Ian McDonald
“the inner glow that pregnant women have”
Ian McDonald, New Moon