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Cute pregnancy quotes and sayings to provide motivation and reassurance during this special time.

Pregnancy can be an amazing experience, but it can also be full of tough moments. Growing another human inside of you is no easy feat! 

Coping with crazy hormones, strange cravings, weird body aches you’ve never experienced before and of course, the dreaded stretch marks.

On top of all that, you may be worried about giving birth, going back to work, finding childcare and wondering if you’ll be a good mom.

So, if you need some positivity right now or just some humor, we’ve collected lots of pregnancy quotes for you.  

Inspirational Pregnancy Quotes

Sometimes life can be overwhelming, especially when you are expecting. Here are some of our favorite inspirational quotes for expecting mothers.

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

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things—wonder, hope, and dream of possibilities.” — Eda J. LeShan

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

“A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.”– Amy Tan

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

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

“There is nothing like a newborn baby to renew your spirit – and to buttress your resolve to make the world a better place.” -Virginia Clinton Kelley.

“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.” -Harriet Hartigan

The Best Pregnancy Quotes

Pregnancy is a unique and special experience that comes with its own set of challenges – from morning sickness to cravings, swollen feet and more. But no matter what obstacles you face along the way, try to enjoy the journey.

Check out these sayings about pregnancy and savor each moment of joy, sadness, surprise and excitement.

“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

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

“Making 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

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

“Having a baby is like falling in love again, both with your husband and your child.” – Tina Brown

“The two most beautiful sights I have witnessed in my life are a full blown ship at sail and the round-bellied pregnant female.” – Benjamin Franklin

“In pregnancy, there are two bodies, one inside the other. Two people live under one skin. When so much of life is dedicated to maintaining our integrity as distinct beings, this bodily tandem is an uncanny fact.” – Joan Raphael-Leff

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

“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

“When babies look beyond you and giggle, maybe they’re seeing angels.” – Eileen Elias Freeman

“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

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

“There are words in the soul of a newborn baby, wanting and waiting to be written.” -Toba Beta

“A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.” – Carl Sandburg

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

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Jones

“Rigid plans work best if you’re building a skyscraper; with something as mysteriously human as giving birth, it’s best, both literally and figuratively, to keep your knees bent.” – Mark Sloan, M.D.

“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

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

“A grand adventure is about to begin.” — Winnie the Pooh

“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

“And so in you, the child, your mother lives on and through your family continues to live… so at this time look after yourself and your family as you would your mother for through you all she will truly never die.” — Osho

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

“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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

Cute Pregnancy Quotes and Sayings

Enjoy these cute pregnancy quotes and sayings and feel the love and encouragement from others.

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

“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

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

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

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

“Children reinvent your world for you.” — Susan Sarandon

“People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.” — Leo J. Burke

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

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

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

Pregnancy Quotes for New Parents

While each pregnancy is special, there’s nothing quite like expecting your first baby! Each day brings with it a new development — from the subtle flutter of the baby’s first movements to the newfound anticipation that comes with each ultrasound image.

Here’s a look at some of our favorite quotes about first time expecting mothers.

“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

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill 

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

“What if I fail?” “Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” – Erin Hanson

“That first pregnancy is a long sea journey to a country where you don’t know the language, where land is in sight for such a long time that after a while it’s just the horizon – and then one day birds wheel over that dark shape and it’s suddenly close, and all you can do is hope like hell that you’ve had the right shots.” -Emily Perkins

“Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” – Lin Yutang

“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

“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

“When we encourage new parents to ‘treasure these moments because they don’t last forever,’ we need to remember to also reassure them that they will survive these moments because they don’t last forever.” — L.R. Knost

“That first pregnancy is a long sea journey to a country where you don’t know the language, where land is in sight for such a long time that after a while, it’s just the horizon – and then one day birds wheel over that dark shape and it’s suddenly close, and all you can do is hope like hell that you’ve had the right shots.” – Emily Perkins

“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

Beautiful Quotes About Pregnancy

Pregnancy quotes can bring comfort and peace to those who are anticipating this exciting time in their lives.

These beautiful quotes for pregnant moms can be a source of wisdom and inspiration for expecting moms. Enjoy this unique time in your life as you plan and grow as a family!

“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

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

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

“Still the most magical day of my life was the day I became a mom.” — Linda Becker

“Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.” – Robin Lim

“A man is not complete until he has seen the baby he has made.” — Sammy Davis Jr.

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

 “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

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

“In pregnancy, there are two bodies, one inside the other. Two people live under one skin. When so much of life is dedicated to maintaining our integrity as distinct beings, this bodily tandem is an uncanny fact.” – Joan Raphael-Leff

“There is something very beautiful about being pregnant. I think I enjoy being pregnant more than not being pregnant.”– Chrissy Teigen

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

“I begin to love this little creature, and to anticipate his birth as a fresh twist to a knowledge which I do not wish to unite.” – Mary Wollstonecraft

Funny Pregnancy Quotes

Pregnancy is an amazing experience, but pregnancy is also really hard and is a struggle for most women.

From preparing for sleepless nights to dealing with cravings and struggling to find comfortable shoes (possibly in a new shoe size), these funny pregnancy quotes are here to make us smile in the face of any challenge.

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

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

Love is all fun and games until someone loses an eye or gets pregnant.” – Jim Col

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

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

“Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated.” – Erma Bombeck

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

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

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

“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.

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

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

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

“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 Ginsburg

“Ah, babies! They’re more than just adorable little creatures on whom you can blame your farts.” — Tina Fey

“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

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

“At 41 and a half weeks pregnant, I started to have second thoughts about becoming a mother.”– Jenny Mollen

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

“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

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

“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

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

“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

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

Unexpected Pregnancy Quotes

When dealing with an unexpected situation or worrying about what lies ahead, inspirational quotes can offer a reminder to stay strong and focused on bringing your little one into the world.

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

“It’s okay not to be perfect. It’s okay to make mistakes. It’s okay to do something that you wish you hadn’t done because if we don’t do those things, we never grow.” – Dawn Stanyon

“A wanted pregnancy as much as a dreaded pregnancy can play differently than all one’s previous imaginings.” – Susie Orbach

“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 

“You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment you will ever make.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

“The best decision I ever made was keeping my baby.” – Maya Angelou

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

“Adoption is not a breaking of trust but a keeping of faith… not the abandonment of a baby but an abandonment of self for a baby’s sake.” – Curtis Young

“I’m not telling you it is going to be easy. I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” – Art Williams

“Many of us were the unplanned children of talented, creative women whose lives had been changed by unplanned and unwanted pregnancies.” – bell hooks

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

“Coping with my unplanned pregnancy lent me both compassion and perspective. Through all of our experiences in life, there is something to learn.” – Claire Fulmer

Final Thoughts About Cute Pregnancy Quotes and Sayings

Whether you need a good laugh, support for an unexpected pregnancy, reassurance for a first-time mom or just a little bit of inspiration during this special time, these maternity quotes have something for everyone.  

If you’re currently struggling, use these cute pregnancy quotes and sayings to motivate you and inspire you during this special time.

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