"Attending births is like growing roses. You have to marvel at the ones that just open up and bloom at the first kiss of the sun but you wouldn't dream of pulling open the petals of the tightly closed buds and forcing them to blossom on your time line." — Gloria Lemay
A doula friend of mine shared this wonderful quote with me today. I can't think of a better attitude to have as a birth professional. Birth is meant to be honoured as an emotional, spiritual event that has it's own timeline. To force it is to go against the very core of nature.