Inspirational Pregnancy & Newborn Quotes

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Inspirational Pregnancy & Newborn Quotes

Feb 10, 2021

I’ve always had a soft spot for good quotes. Growing up I was the girl that wrote cheesy love poems and convinced myself that the lyrics of every Backstreet Boys song were pulled directly from my life.

A good quote can serve as motivation, inspiration or simply remind you that you’re not alone. Think about it… how many times have you been scrolling along on social media and a quote comes up that makes you stop in your (digital) tracks? Maybe it makes you smile, gives you a sense of being “seen,” or just makes you laugh when you need it. And I’m willing to bet you hit the like button or shared it to your own feed.

If you’ve had a chance to explore my website you’ve probably seen quite a few of these types of quotes scattered about. In this post we will focus on quotes that speak to the beginning of new life. Beginnings that happen in oh-so-many different ways, all worthy of being celebrated.

“A grand adventure is about to begin”

– Winnie The Pooh

Pregnancy & birth quotes

  • “When a woman is pregnant she becomes a lioness with the will of a dragon. She becomes a goddess of beauty with the colors of the rainbow. She becomes the mother of new life.” – Anthony T. Hincks
  • ​”Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born.” – George Bernard Shaw
  • “On the night you were born, every star, in every sky, Shone down in jealously, at the twinkle in your eye.” – Craig Castle
  • “There is a wonder in the birth of a baby that takes us beyond the mundane and into the realm of the divine.” – Unknown
  • “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
  • “In the moments of labor and birth, all the forces of the universe are flowing through a woman’s body.” – Sandra K. MorningStar
  • “There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.” – Pamela S. Nadav
  • “Having a baby is like falling in love again, both with your husband and your child.” – Tina Brown
  • “It is the most powerful creation to have life that is growing inside of you. There is no bigger gift.” – Beyonce

“Making the decision to have a baby is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”

– Elizabeth Stone

Quotes about fertility, surrogacy & adoption

  • “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyan
  • “Little souls find their way to you, whether they’re from your womb or someone else’s.” – Sheryl Crow
  • “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” – Mandy Hale
  • “Being a parent wasn’t just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life.” – Jodi Picoult
  • “And you begin again and sometimes you lose, sometimes you win, but you begin again. Even though your heart is breaking, in time the sun will shine and you will begin again.” – Barry Manilow
  • “…perhaps there is no greater miracle than finding a loving home for a child who needs one.” – Bill Clinton
  • “Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.” – Leigh Anne Tuohy
  • “Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, but still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, you didn’t grow under my heart, but in it.” – Fleur Conkling Heyliger
  • “However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.” – Valerie Harper
  • “Adoption is a redemptive response to tragedy that happens in the broken world.” – Katie J. Davis
  • “There is purpose in your season of waiting.” – Megan Smalley
  • “We do not need to know the beginning of a child’s story to change the ending.” – Fi Newood
  • “Adoption is complicated, but it is also rich with narratives of strength.” – Jillian Lauren
  • “Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.” – H. Jackson Brown
  • “They say it takes a village to raise a child. Sometimes it takes a village to have a child.” – Sara Walsh
  • “The circumstances surrounding your birth are not as important as the opportunity to live.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  • “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher
  • “The struggle is part of the story.” – Unknown
  • “Adopted. Big deal; so was Superman.” – Christ Crutcher

“Rainbows remind us that even after the darkest clouds, and the fiercest winds, there is still beauty.”

– Katrina Mayer

Quotes about motherhood, newborn & baby

  • “I brought children into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring.” – Liz Armbruster
  • “It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into.” – Terri Guillemets
  • “Babies are amazing. They begin each day all warm and sleepy, smelling of promise.” – Julia Roberts
  • “May you touch fireflies and stars, dance with fairies, and talk to the man in the moon. May you grow up with love and gracious hearts and people who care. Welcome to the world, little one. It’s been waiting for you.” – Unknown
  • “I can only imagine where these tiny feet will go in their lifetime. My only hope is that they never forget the way home.” – Unknown
  • “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.” – Robert Munsch
  • “Having my baby fall asleep in my arms takes away all of my worries and stresses. A sense of complete and total peace comes over me.” – Maria Jose Ovalle
  • “There are no words that can describe the euphoria you feel when your baby recognizes you for the first time and smiles.” – Jared Padalecki
  • “I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  • “There are words in the soul of a newborn baby, wanting and waiting to be written.” – Toba Beta
  • ​”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
  • “It is a moment of pure ecstasy and satisfaction when you see a smile flicker on baby’s lips, just as they gently pass into a deep slumber.” – Unknown
  • “You know what the great thing about babies is? They are like little bundles of hope. Like the future in a basket.” – Lish McBride
  • “Children have neither past nor future. They enjoy the present, which very few of us do.” – Jean De La Bruyere
  • “All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them.” – Magic Johnson
  • “In the eyes of a child…there is joy, there is laughter… there is hope, there is trust, a chance to shape the future…” – Air Supply
  • “Creating a family in this turbulent world is an act of faith, a wager that against all odds there will be a future, that love can last, that the heart can triumph against all adversities and even against the grinding wheel of time.” – Dean Koontz
  • “Like stars are to the sky, so are the children to our world. They deserve to shine!” – Chinonye J. Chidolue
  • “It’s a good thing babies don’t give you a lot of time to think. You fall in love with them and when you realize how much they love you back, life is very simple.” – Anita Diamant
  • “A happy baby has shining eyes. It walks open-hearted into the world and spreads magic.” – Sigrid Leo
  • ​”Babies are such a nice way to start people.” – Don Herrold

Humorous parenting quotes

  • “You know, it’s incredible. When you first get them, you’re all excited, and you’re, like, ready to do all these things. And then you realize it’s like getting a new cell phone where all the features don’t work yet… but it looks really cute.” – Ashton Kutcher
  • “Having an infant son alerts me to the fact that every man, at one point, has peed on his own face.” – Olivia Wilde
  • “Make no mistake about why these babies are here – they are here to replace us.” – Jerry Seinfeld
  • “They eat, they crap, they sleep. And if they’re crying they need to do one of the three and they’re having trouble doing it. Real simple.” –  Matthew McConaughey
  • “Having children is like living in a frat house: nobody sleeps, everything’s broken and there’s a lot of throwing up.” – Ray Romano
  • “Sleep when your baby sleeps. Everyone knows this classic tip, but I say why stop there? Scream when your baby screams. Take Benadryl when your baby takes Benadryl. And walk around pantsless when your baby walks around pantsless.” – Tina Fey

“Making the decision to have a baby is “A baby changes your dinner party conversation from politics to poops.”

– Maurice Johnston

Did any of these quotes resonate with you in particular? Or do you have a favorite quote that might make a great addition to this list? Please leave a comment below, I would love to hear your thoughts!

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