Tuesday, April 24, 2007


“Spontaneous labour in a normal woman is an event marked by a number of processes so complicated and so perfectly attuned to each other that any interference will only detract from the optimal character. The only thing required from the bystanders is that they show respect for this awe-inspiring process by complying with the first rule of medicine--nil nocere [do no harm].” ~G. J. Kloosterman, Dutch Professor of Obstetrics

(Qtd in. Sarah J. Buckly, “Ecstatic Birth: The Hormonal Blueprint of Labor,” Mothering Magazine Issue 111, March/April 2002. Source: "Universal Aspects of Birth: Human Birth as a Socio-psychosomatic Paradigm," Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology 1, no. 1 (1982): 35-41.)

1 comment:

Brooke said...

May I add my Amen to that? :)