Mom To Be Quotes To Inspire, Encourage, & Make You Laugh

Good Mom To Be quotes are sometimes just what you need to get you through the day! Expectant moms-to-be, take note: You are on a beautiful, tough, mind-blowing, tear-inducing ride, and it’s just getting started.

It can be hard to find the words to describe just how a-m-a-z-i-n-g growing a human inside you (or preparing for a new human to enter your life) is—particularly when thoughts of all the things baby “needs,” feelings of worry or self-doubt, or fatigue, take over your brain.

We went ahead and found some of those words for you. Here are some of the best quotes to capture the power of pregnancy and that special “mom-to-be” journey.

Best Mom-To-Be Quotes To Lift You Up

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

“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

“Just as there is no warning for childbirth, there is no preparation for the sight of a first child. There should be a song for women to sing at this moment, or a prayer to recite. But perhaps there is none because there are no words strong enough to name that moment.” – Anita Diamant

“The life of a mother is the life of a child: you are two blossoms on a single branch.” – Karen Maezen Miller

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“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

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

“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.” – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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

Motivational Mom To Be Quotes

“Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were an hour, I would die for you. This is the miracle of love.” – Maureen Hawkins

“When your children arrive, the best you can hope for is that they break open everything about you. Your mind floods with oxygen. Your heart becomes a room with wide-open windows.” – Amy Poehler

“I like to think of motherhood as a great big adventure. You set off on a journey, you don’t really know how to navigate things, and you don’t exactly know where you’re going or how you’re going to get there.” – Cynthia Rowley

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“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

“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

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

Pregnancy is nothing short of amazing … except when it’s not. Like when you can’t get comfortable to save your life, you pray every morning to the porcelain gods (that’s your toilet, if you didn’t know), and the smell of a burger makes you run right back to that toilet …

The point is, growing a tiny human is great. But it’s also so. dang. hard. When you need some extra encouragement, turn to these words and know you are NOT alone, mama, and you will get through this!

Best Pregnancy Quotes For Mom-To-Be

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“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

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

“To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly women, 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 have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm

“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

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

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Pregnancy Quotes to inspire

“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.” – Author Unknown

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

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

“No matter how bad my day’s been, it takes one little kick to make everything feel all right.” – Author Unknown

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

When your back is sore and your waddle matches that of Donald Duck, it might not be easy to see the humor in pregnancy. But there will come a time when perspective sets in, and you won’t be able to deny it: #pregnantlife can be funny.

Here are a few funny pregnancy quotes to make you chuckle.

Funny Pregnancy Quotes To Make That Baby Kick!

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

“I have two brains in my body but I have never been so dumb.” – Gloria in Modern Family

“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

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

“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

“Ask me the gender and due date one more time.” – Author Unknown

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“Peezing – peeing and sneezing at the same time.” – The Joys of Pregnancy

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

“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

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

“I was told there would be glowing.“ – Author Unknown

Best Mom To Be Quotes Final Note

I hope these mom-to-be and pregnancy quotes have given you a piece of what you need today, and in the days ahead. Remember: You’re almost there, and when your new baby arrive, mama … You will do GREAT.

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Jane Sheriff is the founder, creative director, party planner and mom of three. She started Darling Celebrations back in 2012 to share easy and beautiful ideas for celebrating the special events in life.