Aqui está mais um fabuloso excerto de um parto real na comunidade Farm, compilado pela parteira Ina May Gaskin no fantástico livro Spiritual Midwifery (posso traduzir, se desejarem):
The previously unseen strength I drew upon to give birth naturally and spiritually changed and deepened me. I can't say it was painless, and I can't say it really hurt. I didn't really think of it in those terms. Perhaps discomfort. I never once - before, during or after - ever considered going to a hospital. Even though I was somewhat uncomfortable, I simply had the unwavering belief that my body, given play-by-play coaching, would know what to do. In the end, the opportunity to draw on strength I wasn't aware I had became a door through which I rose into my own power.
in Rena and Miguel's Births