Maternity Sayings and Quotes

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

Pregnancy seemed like a tremendous abdication of control. Something growing inside you which would eventually usurp your life.     

Erica Jong

Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear.     

Jane Weideman

In pregnancy, there are two bodies, one inside the other. Two people live under one skin. When so much of life is dedicated to maintaining our integrity as distinct beings, this bodily tandem is an uncanny fact.     

Joan Raphael-Leff

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

Maternity is a glorious thing, since all mankind has been conceived, born, and nourished of women. All human laws should encourage the multiplication of families.     

Martin Luther

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


There is a sanctity involved with bringing a child into this world, it is better than bombing one out of it.     

James Baldwin

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.     


Being pregnant is a pretty tough gig. You're trying to grow a whole other person, you're tired, your feet hurt, and you're a little scared about the big changes you know are coming.     

Jennifer McGuire

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.     


Expecting a baby is just the beginning of expecting some of life's most precious moments.     


Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch.     

E.B. White

Pregnancy is a kind of miracle. Especially so in that it proves that a man and woman can conspire to force God to create a new soul.     

Robert Anton Wilson

Pregnancy is a process that invites you to surrender to the unseen force behind all life.     

Judy Ford

Birth is about making mothers... strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.     

Barbara Katz Rothman

Being pregnant was a lot like being a child again. There was always someone telling you what to do.     

Emily Oster

The life of a mother is the life of a child: you are two blossoms on a single branch.     

Karen Maezen Miller

Maternity is a matter of fact, paternity is a matter of opinion.     


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

Being pregnant is all about being fully alive, it is about being a complete woman, and it is a period of growing, transition, and of new beginnings in the journey of life.     


If pregnancy were a book they would cut out the last two chapters.     

Nora Ephron

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

Pregnancy seems designed to prepare you for life as a mother. You start making sacrifices nine months before the child is born, so by the time they put in an appearance you are used to giving things up for them.     

Brett Kiellerop

Pregnancy can be a time when you take tremendous pleasure in eating, not only because you may enjoy food more but also because you know that it is nourishing both you and your baby.     

Martha Rose Shulman

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.     


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

Being pregnant is an occupational hazard of being a wife.     

Queen Victoria

Maternity is on the face of it an unsociable experience. The selfishness that a woman has learned to stifle or to dissemble where she alone is concerned, blooms freely and unashamed on behalf of her offspring.     

Emily James Smith Putnam

Truthfully, being pregnant is changing me as a person. Each day is part of this amazing journey that has completely shifted the focus of my life and made me reevaluate my personal and professional goals.     

Holly Madison

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