Devi (pronounced: day-vee) is a Sanskrit word meaning goddess. For thousands of years cultures around the world have venerated the power of laboring women and the sacredness of giving birth. Many cultures have embodied these ideas through myriad forms of birth and fertility goddesses that remind us of the profound and transformative action of giving birth. Having a baby is indeed a rite of passage; a time when all women exude the awesome energy of a birth devi as they welcome their new child, and transform into the role of a mother. 

BirthDevi Maternity Services is grounded in the belief that all women are innately powerful and capable. This is particularly true during labor. The services offered by BirthDevi are intended to reconnect women with their innate body wisdom, deepen trust in the process of birth and provide support in celebration of the childbearing year. 

Remember this, for it is as true as true gets…your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human female bodies have the same potential to give birth as aardvarks, lions, rhinoceri, elephants, moose, and water buffalo. Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body.
— Ina May Gaskin