All the time we wondered and wondered, who is this person coming/growing/turning/floating/swimming deep, deep inside
I begin to love this creature, and to anticipate her birth as a fresh twist to a knot, which I do not wish to untie
God's interest in the human race is nowhere better evinced than in obstetrics
In pregnancy, there are two bodies, one inside the other. Two people live under one skin.... When so much of life is dedicated to maintaining our integrity as distinct beings, this bodily tandem is an uncanny fact.
Every woman while she would be ready to die of shame if surprised in the act of generation, nonetheless carries her pregnancy without a trace of shame and indeed with a kind of pride. The reason is that pregnancy is in a certain sense a cancellation of the guilt incurred by coitus; thus coitus bears all the shame and disgrace of the affair, while pregnancy, which is so intimately associated with it, stays pure and innocent and is indeed to some extent sacred.
Because they've either conveniently forgotten with time or they're trying to be supportive, most mothers won't tell you how hard pregnancy (and then childbirth) can be. Let me tell you, it is. It's brutal sometimes! But, if I did it, ANYONE can do it. I mean, I always knew I was meant to do something really BIG in life, and now I know that this was it. Screw winning an Academy Award someday ... I GAVE BIRTH
There is no friendship, no love, like that of a mother for her child.
Pregnancy is of course confined to women, but it is in other ways significantly different from the typical covered disease or disability
American children are the heaviest worldwide, and they are getting heavier at a faster rate than other children around the globe. This spread of obesity foreshadows an explosion in degenerative diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer waiting to erupt in our children's future. Together we can stop this tragedy from ever happening.
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
Before you were born I carried you under my heart. From the moment you arrived in this world until the moment I leave it, I will always carry you 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
Making a decision to have a child--it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body
If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family
If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters
A period is just the beginning of a lifelong sentence
Love and pregnancy and riding on a camel cannot be hid
People are giving birth underwater now. They say it's less traumatic for the baby because it's in water. But certainly more traumatic for the other people in the pool
Pregnancy is a disease from which you recover in 18 years and 9 months
Love is all fun and games until someone loses an eye or gets pregnant
Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated
Everything about woman is a riddle, and everything about woman has a single solution: that is, pregnancy
Pregnancy seemed like a tremendous abdication of control. Something growing inside you which would eventually usurp your life.
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