100 Maternity Quotes That Are Beautiful and Inspirational


100 Pregnancy Quotes


Maybe you’re filled with joy and awe at the miracle you’re creating, maybe the fact there’s a baby in there is something you can’t get your head around yet, or maybe you’re feeling like a ten-ton truck and are shouting at your baby to get its ass out here pronto. Whichever one you are, reading pregnancy quotes is a good way to give you a laugh, fill you with love, or remind you what a great job you’re doing every single day.


These pregnancy quotes, depending on where you’re at in your pregnancy journey, will either have you rubbing your belly and muttering ‘aww’, or they’ll have you full-blown weeping, with swollen eyelids and dribble down your face. Right now I’m an unpredictable force and could be either of those people.


There are inspirational pregnancy quotes, funny pregnancy quotes, some for good days, and some for the days where you’re just feeling a bit like a bowling ball.


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Cute Pregnancy Quotes


A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for. – Unknown


You never understand life until it grows inside you. – Sandra C Kassis


100 Best Pregnancy Quotes


Thank you for choosing me as your parent. I choose you as my child. Let us cherish each other. – Ujjwal Arora


With every newborn baby, a little sun rises. – Irmgard Erath


Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be. – Carrie Fisher


When I was pregnant, I was so huge and people on the bus would get up for me. That made me feel so precious and valued and valuable. I try to treat everyone like they’re pregnant. – Mariska Hargitay


I love you bigger than the world and sky. – Marty Klazmer


Pregnancy is a process that invites you to surrender to the unseen force behind all life. – Judy Ford


Just when you think you know love, something little comes along to remind you just how big it really is. – Unknown


A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty. – Unknown


Not every day of pregnancy is easy, but every day brings me closer to you. – Unknown



Now my belly is as noble as my heart. – Gabriela Mistral


I don’t know who you’ll be but I know you’ll be my everything. – Unknown


Being pregnant means every day is another day closer to meeting the other love of my life. – Unknown


No matter how bad my day’s been, it takes one little kick to make everything feel alright. – Unknown


The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority. – Olivia Wilde


You are the closest I will ever come to magic. – Suzanne Finnamore


Babies are like little suns that, in a magical way, bring warmth, happiness and light into our lives. – Kartini Diapari- Oengider


Having Kids feels like that first seventh-grade crush that overwhelms every molecule in your body, but it’s permanent. – Kristen Bell


A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. – Eda LeShan


Pregnancy is getting company inside one’s skin. – Maggie Scarf


A baby is a wishing well. Everyone puts their hopes, their fears, their pasts, their two cents in. – Elizabeth Bard


Big adventures start little. – Unknown


Cute Pregnancy Quotes


Feeling fat lasts nine months but the joy of becoming a mom lasts forever. – Nikki Dalton


How wonderful life is now you’re in the world. – Elton John


When a baby is born, a life of endless possibilities lays ahead. – Unknown


A woman experiencing an unplanned pregnancy also deserves to experience unplanned joy. – Patricia Heaton


Making the decision to have a baby is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. – Elizabeth Stone



Emotional Pregnancy Quotes


A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart until the day you die. – Mary Mason


If I had my life to live over, instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle. – Erma Bombeck


Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of Mother’s Love. — Maureen Hawkins


We never know the love of a parent until we become parents ourselves. – Henry Ward Beecher


Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without. – Jodi Picoult


And suddenly you were my everything. – Unknown


Still, the most magical day of my life was the day I became a mom. – Linda Becker


When you moved, I felt squeezed with a wild infatuation and protectiveness. We are one. Nothing, not even death, can change that. – Suzanne Finnamore


Motherhood is love at first kick. – Unknown


Maternity Quotes


Loving a baby is a circular business, a kind of feedback loop. The more you give the more you get and the more you get the more you feel like giving. – Penelope Leach


There are so many things I wonder about you as you grow inside of me. I wonder when I’ll get to meet you. I wonder who you will be. I wonder who you will take after. But the one thing I never wonder is how much I will love you. Because I already know you’ll be my everything. – Unknown



Powerful Pregnancy Quotes


The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. Rajneesh


There is no such thing as a bad mother, for, without her, we would not be here today. – Atul Mehra


To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings. – Anne Christian Buchanan


We should recognize that women become mothers the moment they are pregnant. – Alveda King


Babies are bits of star-dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky is the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star. – Larry Barretto


Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism. – Gilda Radner


We can’t understand when we’re pregnant, or when our siblings are expecting, how profound it is to have a shared history with a younger generation: blood, genes, humor. It means we were actually here, on Earth, for a time – like the Egyptians with their pyramids, only with children. – Anne Lamott


Pregnancy and motherhood are the most beautiful and significantly life-altering events that I have ever experienced. – Elisabeth Hasselback


Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain: your life will never be the same. – Catherine Jones


What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all. – Benjamin Spock


Pregnancy has been a huge lesson in patience and in allowing myself to be open to whatever the day may hand me. – Anna Kaiser


Being pregnant and carrying a child is a blessing unique to womankind and a mother instinctively wants the best for her child. – Lara Dutta


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Funny Pregnancy Quotes


People always say pregnant women have a glow. And I say it’s because you’re sweating to death. – Jessica Simpson


I’m growing a human. What did you do today? – Unknown


Pregnancy is the happiest reason for feeling like crap. – Unknown


Funny Pregnancy Quotes


There are two sides to being pregnant. There is the beautiful, wonderful blessing side. The second side – it sucks! – Tamar Braxton


Everybody leave me alone. I’ve had a busy day being pregnant and I have to do it again tomorrow. – Someecards


Pregnancy is the only time when you can do nothing at all and still be productive. – Evan Esar


Being pregnant was a lot like being a child again. There was always someone telling you what to do. – Emily Oster


Every four weeks I go up a bra size… it’s worth being pregnant just for the breasts.Natasha Hamilton


“I am entirely capable.” “Of what, waddling up to someone and ruthlessly bumping into them?” – Gail Carriger


You do a lot of growing up when you’re pregnant.  It’s suddenly like, ‘Yikes. Here it is, folks. Playtime is over’. – Connie Fioretto


We only have babies when we’re young enough not to know how grim life turns out. – Gregory Maguire


During my first pregnancy, the people I was around told me how great I looked, asked me how I was feeling, saved the comfiest chairs for me, and stocked the office with decaf tea. This time around, the person I spend the most time with – although she seems to think I’m swell – insists on eating my food and waking me up early every morning. – Emily Fisk


A good way to prepare yourself for parenthood is to talk to rocks because they have similar listening habits. – Rodney Lacroix


I haven’t had alcohol in months. This isn’t a pregnancy glow. This is a detox glow. – Unknown



It’s an established fact. Some women can’t stand being pregnant, getting big and bloating, and hauling around a giant stomach, and some women, for reasons probably understood by Darwin, love it. – Rich Cohen


Of course I can do this. I’m pregnant, not brain-damaged. My condition doesn’t change my personality. – Christine Feehan


I never understood when people go “Oh my gosh, it’s so easy being pregnant.” No, it’s hard. It’s the most beautiful thing, yes, but it’s hard. – Camilla Alves


It’s a great thing about being pregnant, you don’t need excuses to pee or eat. – Angelina Jolie


I’m convinced that whatever state you’re in during your pregnancy has a huge influence on the baby’s personality – so I hope we haven’t produced a little serial killer! – Helena Bonham Carter


Everybody thinks for one moment when they’re pregnant that they’re actually carrying the spawn of the devil. – Tilda Swinton


Your pregnant elephant ankles will return to normal. Just hang in there. – Adriel Booker


Bra off. Hair up. Belly out. – Unknown


Funny Pregnancy Quotes


Growing a baby makes me feel like a superhero. A really tired, weak superhero who wants to eat all the time and is not allowed to lift heavy objects. – Unknown


By far the most common craving of pregnant women is not to be pregnant. – Phyllis Diller


Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside. – Rita Rudner


There’s a whole birthing plan, but what is the plan other than to get it out? I mean, there isn’t an option to kind of keep it in, is there? So I’m assuming my plan is to get it out. But apparently, there’s more to the plan than that. I don’t know what that is. – Keira Knightley



Healthy Pregnancy Quotes


Being pregnant was the healthiest I’ve ever been in my life. Except for the cupcakes. – Ashlee Simpson


Pregnancy Quotes


When I was pregnant, I felt filled with life, and I felt really happy. I ate well, and I slept well. I felt much more useful than I’d ever felt before. – Suzanne Vega


It’s amazing, the mentality shift that occurs in pregnancy. All of a sudden, you want to be good to yourself.Elisabeth Hasselbeck



Positive Pregnancy Quotes


I love being pregnant. I love giving birth, I love all that. It’s like wearing a wedding dress, I don’t want that all to be over. – Holly Willoughby


It’s unbelievable how God has made us women and babies to endure and be able to do so much. A miracle, indeed. Such an incredible blessing. – Jennie Finch


Truthfully, being pregnant is changing me as a person. Each day is part of this amazing journey that has completely shifted the focus of my life and made me reevaluate my personal and professional goals. – Holly Madison


I’m never as happy as when I’m pregnant. I literally would have 10 babies if I could! – Tori Spelling


In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves. – Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn


100 Maternity Quotes


A mother does not become pregnant in order to provide employment to medical people. Giving birth is an ecstatic jubilant adventure not available to males. It is a woman’s crowning creative experience of a lifetime. – John Stevenson


We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful, but that women are strong. – Laura Stavoe


It is the most powerful creation to have life growing inside you. There is no bigger gift. – Beyonce


Birth takes a woman’s fears about herself and shows her that she is stronger than them. – Unknown


A ship under sail and a big-bellied woman are the handsomest two things that can be seen common. – Benjamin Franklin


There is something very beautiful about being pregnant. I think I enjoy being pregnant more than not being pregnant. I know it could go either way, and the next pregnancy could be the complete opposite. – Chrissy Teigen


All pregnant women are warriors. It takes strength just to get up and go to work. – Camilla Luddington


Pregnancy is a uniquely intimate relationship between two people. All of us luxuriate in this relationship once, and half of us are lucky enough to be able to do it all over again a second time, from the other side as it were. – David Bainbridge


Giving birth should be your greatest achievement, not your greatest fear. – Jane Weideman




Postpartum Quotes


How can you ever say anything negative about your body after you have felt the dancing of life from within your womb. – Amethyst Joy


My goal is to appreciate my body for what it has done. – Sia Cooper


I’ve been really focused on ‘not’ being back to anything, but being the best version of myself right now. My body is the site of a miracle now. I don’t want to be pre-miracle. – Kerry Washington


When you’re pregnant, you can think of nothing but having your own body to yourself again, yet after having given birth you realize that the biggest part of you is now somehow external, subject to all sorts of dangers and disappearance, so you spend the rest of your life trying to figure out how to keep it close enough for comfort. That’s the strange thing about being a mother: until you have a baby, you don’t even realize how much you were missing one. – Jodi Picoult


Being pregnant finally helped me understand what my true relationship was with my body – meaning that it wasn’t put on this Earth to look good in a swimsuit.Amy Adams


Pregnancy Quotes


Pregnancy can be a difficult time. Between the nausea, the back pain, and the added weight, you don’t always feel tip-top. But, I hope you’re able to take a step back to remember what a sweet chapter this is in your life. You will never be pregnant with this child again. 


And if pregnancy just isn’t for you? Well don’t worry, it’ll be over soon! I hope you enjoyed reading these pregnancy quotes, and remember what an amazing job you’re doing, creating eyeballs and teeny tiny toes. You don’t see anyone else doing that, do you?!