Many of Nelson Mandela’s quotes can apply to birth, as they do to life.
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
This is so true in childbirth; How many people are afraid of childbirth? We must address and release our fears for birth to unfold as easily and safely as possible. Are you afraid to speak up? Let’s be inspired by Nelson Mandela and each speak up for injustice in life and sadly often in hospital birth.
“When people are determined they can overcome anything.”
Oftentimes I will hear a mother say she was determined and committed to a pleasurable birth. This dedication alone sets the stage for research, planning, and tools helpful for aiding an orgasmic birth.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
Did you feel this way about childbirth? About having a natural birth? An Orgasmic Birth? And then you did it! What gave you the strength to go on?
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
And to change your birth! If you know the options available, your birth can have a different outcome than if you are not educated about all the options.
“Social equality is the only basis of human happiness.”
(A letter written on August 1, 1970)
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” (From Long Walk to Freedom, 1995)
“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” (From Long Walk to Freedom, 1995)
If we want to find peace in the world we must apply the same love, respect, and equality that Nelson Mandela fought for, because peace on earth begins at birth.
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