Quotes have aided and inspired me my entire life; from writing them in my journals and planners, to displaying them on my computer and iPhone, they truly have helped me through the biggest changes in my life. When I was in my final trimester of my first pregnancy, I could definitely feel the life change coming and during that time, birth quotes and pregnancy quotes were strewn throughout all my personal items as I got closer to my due date.
For me, quotes and affirmations are an act of self-care and mental wellness – especially in times of high stress and worry. I know I am not alone in saying that when you have never given birth before and your due date keeps creeping towards you, you start to let your mind stress!
From worrying about your birthing plan, the hospital, family, the nursery, and your health… it can feel as if everything is coming at you all at once and maybe like me, you feel burnt out! (Not to mention, you are also growing a HUMAN BEING inside of you!) That is why, I have compiled a list of my favorite birth quotes that have personally helped me through that stressful time and I hope can help you!
15 Funny, Sweet and Powerful Birth Quotes
The Powerful Birth Quotes
It is freaking powerful to be a human that can grow and birth another human, PERIOD! We are basically superheroes and that needs to be celebrated!
“There is power that comes to women when they give birth. They don’t ask for it, it simply invades them. Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it.” -Sheryl Feldman
“There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” -Laura Stavoe Harm
“Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.” – Gloria Steinem
“I had a C-section and I found it fascinating. I didn’t find it a sacrifice and I didn’t find it a painful experience. I found it a fascinating miracle of what a body can do.” -Angelina Jolie
“Women are strong, terribly strong. We don’t know how strong until we’re pushing out our babies.” -Louise Erdich
“Birth is an opportunity to transcend. To rise above what we are accustomed to, reach deeper inside ourselves than we are familiar with, and to see not only what we are truly made of, but the strength we can access in and through birth.” -Marcie Macari
“Giving birth should be your greatest achievement, not your greatest fear.” -Jane Weideman
“Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.” -Robin Lim
“There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.” -Pamela S. Nadav
“Giving birth to your first child is the closest you can ever come to doing magic.” -Unknown
“Birth is the epicenter of women’s power.” -Ani DiFranco
“Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready. Here comes life.” -Maya Angelou
The Sweet & Beautiful Birth Quotes
Pregnancy and birth are some of the most beautiful moments we experience. Here are some sweet and beautiful birth quotes that are great to add to your pregnancy journal.
“A baby is something you carry inside you for the nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart until the day you die.” -Mary Mason
“A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.” -Unknown
“Regardless if your pregnancy was planned or happened by surprise, it is sure to say that your life will be forever changed.” -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.” -Rajneesh
“The birth of a child is a joy to the parent and the world.” -Lailah Gifty Akita
The Funny Birth Quotes
Sometimes a little laughter is the best medicine for those nerve-wracking times. Here are some of my favorite birth quotes that will add a little glee to your day.
“When people congratulate me, I like to say ‘For What?’ and then watch them freak out!” -Unknown
“Raising kids is a walk in the park. Jurassic Park.” -Unknown
“Nothing better than spending an entire morning staring into my baby daughter’s eyes, whispering, “I can’t do this.” -Ryan Reynolds
“Just as a woman’s heart knows how to pump, her lungs know how to inhale, and her hands to pull back from fire, so she knows when and how to give birth.” -Virginia DiOrio
“A birth plan is like having a baby monitor in a studio apartment. It’s useless.” -Unknown
“Peeing on a stick and preserving that stick is the start of the many disgusting things you will do as a mother.” -Unknown
“I have two brains in my body, but I’ve never been so dumb.” -Gloria in Modern Family
“To pee, or not to pee, that is NEVER the question. Pee.” -Unknown
About the Author
Ashland Hendrix from luvashland.com
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