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“Before I had children I always wondered whether their births would be, for me, like the ultimate in my gym class failures. And discovered, instead ... that I'd finally found my sport.”
“[On home births:] In a house where there had been three people, there were now four, although no one had come in the door.”
“The word no carries a lot more meaning when spoken by a parent who also knows how to say yes.”
Joyce Maynard, U.S. writer