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I have a pretty snarky sense of humor, so when I assembled a list of funny pregnancy quotes, it was right up my alley. I was surprised to find just how popular that post was, so now it only seems fair to tap into the other side of pregnancy — with a list of beautiful, inspirational pregnancy quotes. These sweet quotes about pregnancy are great for so many things.  Looking to send out baby shower invitations? Slap a beautiful quote about pregnancy on that baby! (Ha, see what I did there?)

Looking for something inspirational and sweet to decorate a nursery? Print out and frame a beautiful quote about pregnancy and hang it up.

Looking for something to get you through that ninth month when it feels like you’ve been pregnant for 80,000 years?! Inspirational pregnancy quotes to the rescue!

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Inspirational Pregnancy Quotes About Falling In Love With Your Baby

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

“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.” – Author Unknown

“A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.” – Author Unknown

Inspirational pregnancy quote about having a baby

“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

“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.” – Author Unknown

“Labor is the only blind date where you know you will meet the love of your life.” – Author Unknown

Inspirational pregnancy quote about labor

“First we had each other, then we had you, then we had everything.”  – Trey on Sex & the City

“Just when you think you know love, something little comes along to remind you just how big it really is.” – Author Unknown

Beautiful Pregnancy Quotes to Remind You – Pregnancy Really Is A Miracle

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

“I prayed for this child, and The Lord has granted me what I asked of him.” – 1 Samuel 1:27

Inspirational pregnancy quote about motherhood

“Giving birth is an ecstatic jubilant adventure not available to males.” – John Stevenson

I’m just going to come right out and say: it’s a little weird that this inspirational quote about how jubilant pregnancy is came from a man but… just roll with it. I can attest to the fact that the last month of pregnancy was not, in fact, jubilant for me any of the times I experienced it.

“Every time I feel her kick, I’m reminded there’s a miracle beating in my body.” – Author Unknown

Pregnancy Quotes to Make You Truly Appreciate Your Body

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

As someone who’s had diffiult pregnancies and a love-hate relationship with my mom-bod (thank you, four eight-pound-boys I’ve birthed), this one still rings true to me. Your body image may not be what you wish, but pregnancy and birth certainly does make you appreciate all your body has accomplished.

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

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

Nothing will show you just how strong you are the way motherhood does, that’s for sure.

“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

Inspirational pregnancy quote about the birth of a mother

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

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

And this tiger-striped mama says, “AMEN!”

Expressions to Encourage You — Because Pregnancy is Tough!

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

“Even miracles take a little time.” – Fairy Godmother, Cinderella

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and fears you didn’t know existed.” – Linda Wooten

inspirational pregnancy quote about becoming a mother

“Not every day is easy, but every day brings me closer to you.” – Author Unknown

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

“There are three things that are givens about labor: It’s hard work, it hurts a lot, and you can do it. That’s the bottom line.” -Suzanne Stalls

“The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill

As someone so fiercely opposed to sanctimommies, this seemed like the perfect inspirational pregnancy quote to round out the list. If you love your baby, and you do your best to show that to your child, you’re doing a great job!

For more inspiratioanl pregnancy and motherhood quotes, be sure to check out this Pinterest Board, which is filled with them!

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