New Mom Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old new mom quotes, new mom sayings, and new mom proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A mother does not become pregnant in order to provide employment to medical people. Giving birth is an ecstatic jubilant adventure not available to males. It is a woman’s crowning creative experience of a lifetime.

John Stevenson

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

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.

E. M. Forster

I begin to love this little creature, and to anticipate his birth as a fresh twist to a know which I do not wish to unite.

Mary Wollstonecraft

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

Mothers always find ways to fit in the work – but then when you’re working, you feel that you should be spending time with your children and then when you’re with your children, you’re thinking about working.

Alice Hoffman

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

A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.

Amy Tan

Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.

Lin Yutang

Birth is the epicenter of women’s power.

Ani DiFranco

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.     

Barbara Kingsolver

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

Birth is a mystery. Words are not enough.

Marie O’Connor

Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.

Ricki Lake

We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.

Laura Stavoe Harm

There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.

Pamela S. Nadav

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

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

Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.     

Robin Lim

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.     

Robert Browning

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

I’m never as happy as when I’m pregnant. I literally would have 10 babies if I could!

Tori Spelling

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.

Sophia Loren

It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into.

Terri Guillemets

Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes to make it dry.     

Alvin Price

The best thing about being a new mom is the lower tolerance from not drinking for nine months.

Anonymous

There is no way out of the experience except through it, because it is not really your experience at all but the baby’s. Your body is the child’s instrument of birth.

Penelope Leach

I see myself as a mom first. I’m so lucky to have that role in life. The world can like me, hate me, or fall apart around me and at least I wake up with my kids and I’m happy.

Angelina Jolie

You never understand life until it grows inside of you.     

Sandra C. Kassis