I loved this quote as it could apply so well to birth. Facing our fears in birth help us to become better women and mothers. There are so many fears that we must overcome in the birthing process: the fear of pain, the fear of losing control, the fear of losing a life. Who we can become after we pass through these fears is interesting. I would love to hear your stories of facing your fears during childbirth and how that has helped you become who you are today as a woman and a mother. Drop a note here, on facebook, or e-mail,, and I'll compile a list of what women have gain.