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Pregnancy Quotes to Help You Know What to Expect

There is no other experience in the world like being pregnant.

These pregnancy quotes will help you know what to expect and show you that you’re not alone.

There are a lot of fears, doubts, and worries that come with being pregnant.

You want to know what to expect and make sure that you’re doing the best that you can for your baby as you wait to meet them.

Your pregnancy brain will make you wonder things like, “What if I’m not a good mom?”

“Will I be able to handle labor?”

and “Am I the only one that has to pee every hour?”.

Put your mind at ease as you read through these pregnancy quotes.

And after reading this, be sure to also check out our collection of mother daughter quotes for even more inspiration.

If you like this article, we suggest you explore our most popular quotes article, a list of short inspirational quotes for daily encouragement. 

Check out more inspirational quotes on our motivational quotes category page.

Pregnancy quotes on knowing howto be a mom

1. “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

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

3. “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 Rotchman

4. “Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.” – John Wilmot

5. “No woman should ever feel guilty about the choices she makes regarding childbirth, breastfeeding, or the manner in which she cares for her baby.” – Amy Tuteur, MD

6. “Babies are always more trouble than you thought — and more wonderful.” – Charles Osgood

7. “You’re always going to wonder if you’re doing things wrong, but that’s what it means to be a mom, to care so much about someone else that you just want to be as perfect as possible.” – Naya Rivera

8. “There is no way to be a perfect mother… but a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill

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Pregnancy quotes on love for your child

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

10. “It is the most powerful creation to have life growing inside of you. There is no bigger gift.” – Beyonce (see more quotes by Beyonce)

11. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning
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12. “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

13. “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

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

15. “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” – Winnie the Pooh (see more of the best Winnie the Pooh quotes)

Pregnancyquotes on how it changes your life

16. “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

17. “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

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18. “A new baby is like the beginning of all things — wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.’ – Eda Le Shan

19. “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Loren

20. “You never understand life until it grows inside of you.” – Sandra Kassis

21. “Children reinvent your world for you.” – Susan Sarandon

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

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

24. “Being pregnant finally helped me to 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

25. “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

26. “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 re-evaluate my personal and professional goals.” – Holly Madison

27. “The moment he wakes up from a nap… Just a gummy mouth, no teeth, just a big smile, happy that you’re alive and you’re just looking at him. That’s probably the most magical.” – Jessica Biel

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Pregnancyquotes on giving birth

28. “Birth isn’t something we suffer, but something we actively do and exult in.” – Sheila Kitzinger

29. “Women, don’t ever apologize for your behavior or choices during birth. When you OWN your experience and take pride in your journey, you help other women do the same thing. No matter how you did it, you just brought a human being into the world! The world should be kneeling at your feet.” – Lauralyn Curtis

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

31. “There is no force equal to that of a determined woman.” – Unknown

32. “There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm

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

34. “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

35. “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

36. “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

37. “I had a c-section and I found it fascinating. I didn’t find it a sacrifice and I didn’t find it a painful experience. I found it a fascinating miracle of what a body can do.” – Angelina Jolie

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Funnypregnancy quotes

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

39. “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

40. “Think of stretch marks as pregnancy service stripes.” – Joyce Armor

41. “Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws, I love it when they come to visit now. They can hold the baby, and I can go out.” – Matthew Broderick

42. “I have two brains in my body but I have never been so dumb.” – Unknown

43. “That moment when all your friends are dieting and exercising and you are just pregnant like ‘Baby wants a cupcake’.” – Unknown

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

45. “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

46. “You don’t realize how many people your friends hate until you have to name your baby.” – Unknown

47. “Stop saying, ‘We’re pregnant’. You’re not pregnant! Do you have to squeeze a watermelon-sized person out of your lady-hole? No. Are you crying alone in your car listening to a stupid Bette Midler song? No. When you wake up and throw up, is it because you’re nurturing a human life? No. It’s because you had too many shots of tequila.” – Mila Kunis

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

49. “Every four weeks I got up a bra size… it’s worth being pregnant just for the breasts.” – Natasha Hamilton

50. “My brain really goes to mush when I’m pregnant.” – Kate Winslet

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More Pregnancy quotes and sayings

51. “Being a mother is probably the hardest job in the world. I feel like, in a lot of ways, children come into the world to teach us.” – Mariah Carey

52. “When a woman gives birth her waters break and she pours out the child and the child runs free.” – Jeanette Winterson

53. “Everything in woman hath a solution. It is called pregnancy.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

54. “Being pregnant is an occupational hazard of being a wife.” – Queen Victoria

55. “Pregnancy is a kind of miracle. Especially so in that it proves that a man and woman can conspire to force God to create a new soul.” – Robert Anton Wilson

56. “Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders wherever your children do.” – George Bernard Shaw

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

58. “The thing that’s nice about pregnancy is that in the end, you have a baby.” – Ann Romney

59. “Pregnancy seemed like a tremendous abdication of control. Something growing inside you which would eventually usurp your life.” – Erica Jong

60. “I think your body is just a little bit stronger after pregnancy.” – Paula Radcliffe

Pregnancy quotes about how amazing carrying a child is

61. “I wish I was one of those cute pregnant girls who wear skinny jeans throughout their pregnancies. But I just gain weight.” –Jennifer Garner

62. “Pregnancy is magical, I’ve never felt more connected to my body.” –Mary Helen Bowers

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

64. “Feeling fat lasts nine months, but the joy of becoming a mom lasts forever.” –Nikki Bella

65. “A miracle is really the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth.” –Jennie Finch

66. “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

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67. “My body has given me the greatest gift of my life.” –Hillary Duff

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

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

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

Pregnancy Quotes For Strong Women

71. “I feel blessed to be having a really easy pregnancy.” — Danica McKellar

72. “Toward the end of my pregnancy, I felt really big – I gained about 40 pounds, which is a lot for my size.” — Christina Aguilera

73. “Nah… I mean, I’m already pregnant, so what other kind of shenanigans could I get into?” — Diablo Cody

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

75. “When I first got pregnant, I freaked out. Then I had to remind myself: I’m turning 30.” — Melissa Joan Hart

76. “We need to support these women who are in crisis pregnancy situations.” — Kathy Ireland

77. “There is no longer serious doubt in my mind that human life exists from the very onset of pregnancy.” — Bernard Nathanson

78. “Enjoy the pregnancy, not racing ahead and relishing the moment. I think people see pregnancy as something to get over with, but every stage of becoming a mother is really special.” — Olivia Wilde

79. “I had a really scary pregnancy and a very difficult delivery. My daughter and I are lucky to be alive.” — Linda Cardellini

80. “When you do take the home pregnancy test, it doesn’t quite seem real. But when you see the baby and the heartbeat on the ultrasound, it’s so incredible.” — Danica McKellar

Pregnancy Quotes For Expecting Mothers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

88. “Words can not express the joy of new life.” — Hermann Hesse

89. “Life doesn’t get more real than having a newborn at home.” — Eric Church

90. “Unplanned pregnancy is an equal-opportunity affliction.”— Ann McLane Kuster

Which of these pregnancy quotes resonated with you best?

No matter how much research you do on pregnancy and childbirth there are still going to be unknowns and questions that you come up with.

Relax and know that every new parent feels like that as well.

You will do amazing.

Take time to do the research that you need and then enjoy the experience.

Your body is changing now but the entire experience and the child you hold in your arms when your pregnancy is over will change your life forever in more incredible ways than you can ever imagine.

Cherish each moment of it, even the ones that don’t feel as great in the moment.  

Which of these pregnancy quotes resonated with you best?

Do you have any other inspirational quotes to add?

Tell us in the comment section below.

We would love to hear all about it.

Norbert Juma, Lead Editor
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