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105 Pregnancy Quotes

Share your pregnancy journey with powerful quotes. From celebrating your changing body and strength to humor, we have quotes for every mom-to-be.

Updated April 8, 2024

When you’re pregnant, it seems you experience so many big feelings to go along with that ever-growing belly that it’s hard to put it into words. We’re positive you can find a pregnancy quote here that you can relate to during this special time.

Experiencing pregnancy has been one of my life’s most wonderful, exciting, yet difficult times. Experiencing nine months of sickness and feeling miserable, yet knowing an incredible and extraordinary life was growing inside me, was challenging but worth every minute for my sweet babies.

105 Pregnancy Quotes

Whether it’s your first or last baby, a carefully planned pregnancy, or a surprise baby on the way, check out these endearing pregnancy quotes for every mom-to-be.

18 Pregnancy Quotes That Celebrate Your Changing Body

These quotes touch on all the pretty and not-so-pretty elements of pregnancy. Do you feel extra beautiful and womanly during pregnancy, or is that when you feel your worst? Either way, check out these pregnancy quotes that celebrate your changing body.

1. “Being pregnant was the healthiest I’ve ever been in my life. Except for the cupcakes.” — Ashlee Simpson

2. “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

3. “Let us make pregnancy an occasion when we appreciate our female bodies.” — Merete Leonhardt-Lupa

4. “It makes me feel like a woman. It makes me feel that all the things about my body are suddenly there for a reason. It makes you feel round and supple, and to have a little life inside you is amazing.” — Angelina Jolie

5. “I find a pregnant body to be beautiful and an incredible reminder of what a woman’s body is made to do.” — Kourtney Kardashian

6. “People always say that pregnant women have a glow. And I say it’s because you’re sweating to death.” — Jessica Simpson

7. “Now my belly is as noble as my heart.” — Gabriela Mistral

8. “Pregnancy can be a time when you take tremendous pleasure in eating, not only because you may enjoy food more but also because you know that it is nourishing both you and your baby.” — Martha Rose and Jane L. Davis

9. “Feeling fat lasts nine months but the joy of becoming a mom lasts forever.” — Nikki Dalton

10. “Think of stretch marks as pregnancy service stripes.” — Joyce Armor

11. “Every four weeks, I go up a bra size . . . it’s worth being pregnant just for the breasts.” — Natasha Hamilton

12. “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

13. “Your pregnant elephant ankles will return to normal. Just hang in there.” — Adriel Booker

14. “Pregnancy is nine months of cheat days” — Unknown

15. “My body has given me the greatest gift of my life.” — Hilary Duff

16. “I really like being pregnant. Not that there aren’t things I don’t love, but when I think about what my body is doing—creating a child—it just blows my mind. I’m in awe of the process and science.” — Emily Deschanel

17. “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.” — Jodi Picoult

18. “Pregnancy is getting company inside one’s skin.” — Maggie Scarf

16 Pregnancy Quotes That Celebrate Your Strength

You may rest a lot and be careful not to lift heavy items, but you’ve never felt stronger. Read these quotes that put your feelings into just the perfect words.

1. “You are pregnant, and you are powerful. You are bold, and you are beautiful. Go forward in your boldness, in your beauty, and in your contentedness. Trust your body to birth and know that the collective power of women worldwide will be with you.” — Unknown

2. “All pregnant women are warriors. It takes strength just to get up and go to work.” — Camilla Luddington

3. “Pregnancy is the only time when you can do nothing at all and still be productive.” — Evan Esar

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

5. “Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.” — Harriette Hartigan

6. “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

7. “Pregnancy seems designed to prepare you for life as a mother. You start making sacrifices nine months before the child is born, so by the time they put in an appearance, you are used to giving things up for them.” — Brett Kiellerop-Morris

8. “It is the most powerful creation to have life growing inside of you. There is no bigger gift.” — Beyoncé Knowles

9. “There’s something really empowering about going, ‘Hell, I can do this! I can do this all!’ That’s the wonderful thing about mothers, you can because you must, and you just DO.” — Kate Winslet

10. “Going into a pregnancy is a really challenging time for a woman because it’s forever-changing, both mentally and physically.” — Brooke Burke

11. “My goal is to appreciate my body for what it has done.” — Sia Cooper

12. “Carrying a baby is the most rewarding experience a woman can enjoy.” — Jayne Mansfield

13. “No matter how hard my day has been, all it takes is one little kick to make everything feel right.” — Unknown

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

15. “I’m never as happy as when I’m pregnant. I literally would have 10 babies if I could!” — Tori Spelling

16. “That first pregnancy is a long sea journey to a country where you don’t know the language.” — Emily Perkins

27 Pregnancy Quotes That Celebrate the Miracle of Life

Growing a baby is a truly magical experience, and these quotes celebrate the miracle of your growing babe.

1. “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

2. “You never understand life until it grows inside of you.” — Sandra Chami Kassis

3. “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

4. “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

5. “A woman experiencing an unplanned pregnancy also deserves to experience unplanned joy.” — Patricia Heaton

6. “I’m in love with a human I haven’t met yet.” — Unknown

7. “You are proof that love before first sight does exist.” — Araceli M. Ream

8. “Being pregnant means every day is another day closer to meeting the other love of my life.” — Unknown

9. “Pregnancy is a process that invites you to surrender to the unseen force behind all life.” — Judy Ford

10. “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

11. “Part of being a parent is rolling with the punches, so consider an unexpected pregnancy the universe’s way of helping you to learn to do that.” — Heather Wittenberg

12. “A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside; when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.” — Unknown

13. “All the time we wondered and wondered, who is this person coming, growing, turning, floating, swimming deep, deep inside?” — Crescent Dragonwagon

14. “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

15. “The wonder of life begins in the womb of a woman.” — Lailah Gifty Akita

16. “The decision to have a child—it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” — Elizabeth Stone

17. “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.” — Osho

18. “When you moved, I felt squeezed with a wild infatuation and protectiveness. We are one. Nothing, not even death, can change that.” — Suzanne Finnamore, The Zygote Chronicles

19. “There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.” — Pamela S. Nadav

20. “There are unplanned pregnancies, but there are no unplanned people.” — Unknown

21. “Pregnancy is like the beginning of all things; wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” — Unknown

22. “It is easy when you’re pregnant to spend hours dreaming about the little baby growing inside of you and wondering who in the world they will turn out to be.” — unknown

23. “Maternity is a glorious thing since all mankind has been conceived, born, and nourished of women.” — Martin Luther

24. “Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch.” — E.B. White

25. “For this child, I prayed, and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart.” — 1 Samuel 1:27

26. “You are the closest I will ever come to magic.” — Suzanne Finnamore

27. “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

18 Humorous Pregnancy Quotes

Sometimes you have to laugh at the funny parts about being pregnant. These quotes are relatable and oh-so-hysterical to read!

1. “My wife and I don’t understand couples where the woman is pregnant and they don’t want to know the sex of the baby. ‘Oh, we want it to be a surprise.’ I mean you have caller ID but don’t want to know what’s popping out of your vagina?” — Andrew Ginsberg

2. “If pregnancy were a book, they would cut the last two chapters.” — Nora Ephron

3. “I feel like I have a bowling ball sitting on my hoo-ha.” —  Jessica Simpson

4. “Get comfortable. Have to pee. Get really thirsty after you pee. Drink an entire cup of water. Get comfortable. Have to pee again. I give up!” — Unknown

5. “I love you with all my belly. I would say heart, but my belly is bigger.” — Unknown

6. “Of course, I can do this. I’m pregnant, not brain-damaged. My condition doesn’t change my personality.” — Christine Feehan, Ruthless Game

7. “The condom broke. I know how stupid that sounds. It’s the reproductive version of the dog ate my homework.” — Jennifer Weiner, Little Earthquakes

8. “Months have an average of 30 days, except the 9th month of pregnancy which has about 1,000 days.” — Unknown

9. “I have two brains in my body, but I’ve never been so dumb.” — Modern Family

10. “Peeing on a stick and preserving that stick is the start of the many disgusting things you will do as a mother.” — Unknown

11. “I used to have a terrific flat stomach, but now it’s kind of blown out after two giant babies used it as a short-term apartment.” — Amy Poehler

12. “It’s a great thing about being pregnant—you don’t need excuses to pee or to eat.” — Angelina Jolie

13. “In the pregnancy process, I have come to realize how much of the burden is on the female partner. She’s got a construction zone going on in her belly.”
― Al Roker

14. “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

15. “Of course, I’d like children. But I have to get over my impression that being pregnant is like popping corn. You expand and expand until you pop.” — Markie Post

16. “Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside.” — Rita Rudner

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

18. “The first pregnancy is the most self-indulgent thing in the world because you get massages and prenatal yoga and hypnotherapy CDs. During this one, I forget that I’m even pregnant. I’m hoisting my 2-year-old around.” — Emily Blunt

26 Pregnancy Quotes About Childbirth

Pregnant and feeling worried about labor? These pregnancy quotes focus on the birth process and can inspire you while pregnant.

1. “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” — Laura Stavoe Harm

2. “Giving birth is not a matter of pushing, expelling the baby, but of yielding, surrendering to birth energy.” — Marie Reid

3. “A baby arrives, and just like that, everything changes. The world gets bigger, heart grows fuller, and life means more.” — Unknown

4. “The wisdom and compassion a woman can intuitively experience in childbirth can make her a source of healing and understanding for other women.” —Stephen Gaskin

5. “Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers—strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.” — Barbara Katz Rothman

6. “A strong intention, a relaxed body, and an open mind are the main ingredients for an active birth.” — Janet Balaskas

7. “Whenever and wherever you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life.” — Ina May Gaskin

8. “In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.” — Myla and Jon Kabat Zinn

9. “The instant of birth is exquisite. Pain and joy are one at this moment. Ever after, the dim recollection is so sweet that we speak to our children with a gratitude they never understand.” — Madeline Tiger Bass

10. “Childbirth is an experience in a woman’s life that holds the power to transform her forever. Passing through these powerful gates—in her own way—remembering all the generations of women who walk with her. She is never alone.” — Suzanne Arms

11. “Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.” — Gloria Steinem

12. “There is power that comes to women when they give birth. They don’t ask for it, it simply invades them. Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it.” — Sheryl Feldman

13. “Giving birth is an incredible act of nature and power.” — Michelle Obama

14. “There is no greater gift than to be able to bring life into this world.” — Unknown

15. “The moment you give birth, you become a mother. It’s not about your womb or whether you carried the baby for nine months. It’s the act of giving birth that makes you a mom.” — Mandy Moore

16. “There is no greater moment of creation than when life is born.” — Jennifer Worth

17. “Giving birth was the most empowering thing I’ve ever done. I felt like I could do anything afterward.” — Unknown

18. “Sometimes you don’t realize what is missing in your life until it arrives.” —  Araceli M. Ream

19. “Just as a woman’s heart knows how and when to pump, her lungs to inhale, and her hand to pull back from fire, so she knows when and how to give birth.” — Virginia DiOrio

20. “Birth takes a woman’s deepest fears about herself and shows her that she is stronger than them.” — Unknown

21. “Birth is the epicenter of women’s power.” — Ani DiFranco

22. “There is no way out of the experience except through it because it is not really your experience at all, but the baby’s. Your body is the child’s instrument of birth. — Penelope Leach

23. “Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready. Here comes life.” — Maya Angelou

24. “A miracle is really the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth. 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

25. “Giving birth should be your greatest achievement, not your greatest fear.” — Jane Weideman

26. “Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born.” — George Bernard Shaw

I love hearing birth stories from my friends and family. They are all so unique, and there is no way to plan or know exactly how your labor will go. While it isn’t always easy, there’s never a time in your life when you will feel as strong, important, and satisfied as when you give birth.

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