Pregnancy is hard, even if you have an uncomplicated one. You might be sailing along and suddenly be overwhelmed with emotions or aches.
This mix of 100 inspiring, beautiful, and amusing pregnancy quotes can help you get through the difficult times.
Use these maternity quotes on your social media feeds, add them to images, or simply take them to heart.
Inspirational Pregnancy Quotes
Some people speak of pregnancy in a way that is both joyous and inspiring.
These pregnancy quotes are the ones that touched us the most.
“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.”
“Carrying a baby is the most rewarding experience a woman can enjoy.”
“Feeling fat lasts nine months, but the joy of becoming a mom lasts forever.”
“A miracle is really the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth.”
“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.”
“A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.”
“My body has given me the greatest gift of my life.”
“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.”
“There is something very beautiful about being pregnant. I think I enjoy being pregnant more than not being pregnant.”
“Imagine what might happen if women emerged from their labor beds with a renewed sense of the strength and power of their bodies, and of their capacity for ecstasy through giving birth.”
“I love babies. I love being pregnant and I loved giving birth.”
“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.”
“Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.”
“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.”
“The wonder of life begins in the womb of a woman.”
“The child grows inside you and there is something mystical and mythical in that, but then you actually see that you are nothing more than the box in which they come. There is this total person, already formed, themselves.”
“I love being pregnant. I have such an incredible connection with myself and with my body that I’ve never had before.”
“Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever-fresh and radiant possibility.”
“What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?”
“Of course I can do this. I’m pregnant, not brain-damaged. My condition doesn’t change my personality.”
“Pregnancy was probably the best and the hardest thing I’ll ever go through.”
“It’s amazing, the mentality shift that occurs in pregnancy. All of a sudden, you want to be good to yourself.”
“Now my belly is as noble as my heart.”
“With every newborn baby, a little sun rises.”
“If you are a mom, you are a superhero, period.”
“A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.”
“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.”
“Pregnancy is the only time when you can do nothing at all and still be productive.”
“In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.”
“All the time we wondered and wondered, who is this person coming, growing, turning, floating, swimming deep, deep inside?”
“Think of stretch marks as pregnancy service stripes.”
“I find a pregnant body to be beautiful and an incredible reminder of what a woman’s body is made to do.”
“Pregnancy has been a huge lesson in patience and in allowing myself to be open to whatever the day may hand me.”
“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.”
“A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.”
Beautiful Pregnancy Quotes
These maternity quotes celebrate the beauty of pregnant women or the beauty of pregnancy itself.
Although it may not always feel like it, carrying a child is one of the most wonderful experiences a woman can go through.
“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.”
“Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.”
“It is the most powerful creation to have life growing inside of you. There is no bigger gift.”
“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.”
“Pregnancy is a process that invites you to surrender to the unseen force behind all life.”
“Babies are like little suns that, in a magical way, bring warmth, happiness, and light into our lives.”
“We should recognize that women become mothers the moment they are pregnant.”
“Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.”
“The life of a mother is the life of a child: you are two blossoms on a single branch.”
“All pregnant women are warriors. It takes strength just to get up and go to work.”
“You are the closest I will ever come to magic.”
“Let us make pregnancy an occasion when we appreciate our female bodies.”
“A ship under sail and a big-bellied woman are the handsomest two things that can be seen common.”
“I usually claim that pregnant women should not read books about pregnancy and birth. Their time is too precious. They should, rather, watch the moon and sing to their baby in the womb.”
“When you moved, I felt squeezed with a wild infatuation and protectiveness. We are one. Nothing, not even death, can change that.”
“Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born.”
“Pregnancy and motherhood are the most beautiful and significantly life-altering events that I have ever experienced.”
“Suddenly many movements are going on within me, many things are happening, there is an almost unbearable sense of sprouting, of bursting encasements, of moving kernels, expanding flesh.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Funny Pregnancy Quotes
Sometimes we need reminding that there is a funny side to pregnancy. It can be hard to see it at times, but it’s there.
So, we’ve rounded up our favorite funny pregnancy quotes for you.
“Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside.”
“Everyone knows food is important to pregnant women. But what the uninitiated might not realize is that time is of the essence. The bottom line is, when she says she’s hungry, she means it. Feed that woman immediately or she will eat your f***ing face.”
“People always say that pregnant women have a glow. And I say it’s because you’re sweating to death.”
“By far the most common craving of pregnant women is not to be pregnant.”
“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?”
“Being pregnant is an occupational hazard of being a wife.”
“Every four weeks I go up a bra size … it’s worth being pregnant just for the breasts.”
“People expect all women to react the same to pregnancy. But anyone who’s been around pregnant women knows that it’s not all cutesy and sweet. You spaz out and you’re angry and you have tantrums.”
“At 41 and a half weeks pregnant, I started to have second thoughts about becoming a mother.”
“Your pregnant elephant ankles will return to normal. Just hang in there.”
“Pregnancy is getting company inside one’s skin.”
“Being pregnant was a lot like being a child again. There was always someone telling you what to do.”
“If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters.”
“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!”
“I usually have lots of energy, so I couldn’t believe how pregnancy put me on my butt.”
“Being pregnant was the healthiest I’ve ever been in my life. Except for the cupcakes.”
“It’s a great thing about being pregnant, you don’t need excuses to pee or eat.”
“Everybody thinks for one moment when they’re pregnant that they’re actually carrying the spawn of the devil.”
“I feel like I have a bowling ball sitting on my hoo-ha.”
Unexpected Pregnancy Quotes
An unexpected pregnancy can be a joy or a calamity.
Whichever one of the two it is for you, there’s an appropriate unexpected pregnancy quote out there.
“Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain – your life will never be the same.”
“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.”
“Unplanned pregnancy is an equal-opportunity affliction.”
“How can you be a physics major and be shocked when you get pregnant from having sex?”
“A woman experiencing an unplanned pregnancy also deserves to experience unplanned joy.”
“A wanted pregnancy as much as a dreaded pregnancy can play differently than all one’s previous imaginings.”
Pregnancy Quotes for Dads
Just because dads can’t carry the baby in their belly doesn’t mean they don’t have their own hopes, worries, and fears.
In recognition of this fact, here are our pregnancy quotes for dads.
“There are no words that can describe the euphoria you feel when your baby recognizes you for the first time and smiles.”
“I, as a man, don’t even pretend to know what a woman goes through during pregnancy.”
“Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch.”
“There is no such thing as a perfect parent, so just be a real one.”
“A man is not complete until he has seen the baby he has made.”
“When your wife is pregnant and you’re expecting, everyone is like, ‘It’s incredible. Get ready, it’s magic. It’s the most life-changing experience you’ll ever have. Brace yourself for heaven.’ And then the second the baby comes everyone is like, ‘WELCOME TO HELL.’”
“Ah, babies! They’re more than just adorable little creatures on whom you can blame your farts.”
“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.”
“I’ve got seven kids. The three words you hear most around my house are ‘hello,’ ‘goodbye,’ and ‘I’m pregnant’.”
“Life doesn’t get more real than having a newborn at home.”
“Knowing someone else is going through the bizarreness of pregnancy with you makes it feel a little less impossible.”
“Pregnancy is difficult for women but it is even more difficult for men.”
“During the pregnancy and stuff, I knew I had a daughter coming but when she finally got here that is when it really hit me. Ever since that day, I look at life a lot differently.”
“Babies are always more trouble than you thought ― and more wonderful.”
“My third album, that will definitely be about this little girl and the process of watching your wife get pregnant. It’s crazy.”
“A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.”
“Having a baby is like falling in love again, both with your husband and your child.”
“I was 20 when my daughter was born, and making all these plans during my wife’s pregnancy. I was going to be the perfect father. Once she was born, it was suddenly, ‘Oh, my God! I’m a parent!’”
“It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions. This is a biological thing. This is why it takes several million sperm cells … to locate a female egg, despite the fact that the egg is, relative to them, the size of Wisconsin.”
If You’re Ever In Any Doubt
Each pregnancy is a unique event and nobody sails through from beginning to end without any fears or doubts.
Pregnancy is one of the most wonderful experiences a woman can go through in her life. Whenever you’re feeling any doubt, dip into our pregnancy quotes and be reassured, you are not alone.