Quotation by Liz Koch

There's an African story of birth where the women gather and send you across the river, and as you walk across this log across the river you head out with these women. As you go across on the narrowest part you're alone. No one can be there with you, and as you emerge onto the other side of the river, all the women who have ever given birth are there to greet you.
Liz Koch (20th century), U.S. writer and editor. As quoted in Mothering the New Mother, ch. 2 (1994).
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