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20 Pregnancy Quotes for Your Journey to Motherhood

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Pregnancies are filled with wonder, anticipation, excitement, and most of all, lots of love and joy. Whether a mother is experiencing the adventure for the first or fifth time, it is bound to be a magical period of growth, and sure, probably plenty of stress and insomnia too.

No matter what, you are not alone in this journey. Get a boost from these other strong mothers who have been in your shoes and appreciate the beautiful path you’re embarking on.

Pregnancy quotes on the power of pregnancy

1. “I really like being pregnant. Not that there aren’t things I don’t love, but when I think about what my body is doing—creating a child—it just blows my mind. I’m in awe of the process and science.”

—Emily Deschanel, actress, director, and producer

2. “Of course I can do this. I’m pregnant, not brain-damaged. My condition doesn’t change my personality.”

—Christine Feehan, New York Times best-selling author

3. “There is a 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, author and cofounder of Hedgebrook

4. “I just thought, ‘Oh, I'm going to hide this forever.’ But I ended up getting kind of excited to show the bump, as a badge of pride. Like...I’m a woman! Look at me making a human! I am a goddess!”

—Olivia Wilde, actress, director, producer, and activist

Read More: How to Respond When Someone Touches Your Baby Bump

5. “Birth is not only about making babies. It’s about making mothers—strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and believe in their inner strength.”

—Barbara Katz Rothman, Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York

6. “It is the most powerful creation to have life growing inside of you. There is no bigger gift.”

Beyoncé Knowles, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actress

7. “There's something really empowering about going, ‘Hell, I can do this! I can do this all!’ That's the wonderful thing about mothers, you can because you must, and you just DO.”

—Kate Winslet, Academy Award–winning actress

Read More: 29 Quotes About Strong Women, by Strong Women

Pregnancy quotes on laughing through the journey

8. “People always say that pregnant women have a glow. And I say it’s because you’re sweating to death.”

—Jessica Simpson, singer, actress, fashion designer, and author

9. “Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside.”

—Rita Rudner, comedian and former Broadway dancer

10. “Being pregnant finally helped me to understand what my true relationship was with my body—meaning that it wasn’t put on this earth to look good in a swimsuit.”

—Amy Adams, actress and winner of two Golden Globes

11. “You can do your job massively pregnant if you choose to go down that road. It’s fine. It’ll be hilarious. It’ll add to your comedy in ways that you never expected. Like when your elbows grow hair for no reason”

—Samantha Bee, comedian, writer, political commentator, and television host

Read More: 10 Weird Things That Happen When You’re Pregnant at Work

12. “It’s a great thing about being pregnant—you don’t need excuses to pee or to eat.”

—Angelina Jolie, award-winning actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian

13. “Don't worry. Here's the thing I've learned about pregnancy: Everything feels like a crisis and everything turns out to be heartburn.”

—Cammie McGovern, author and advocate for disability rights

Pregnancy quotes on embracing change

14. “Everyone thinks they have to baby me…Everybody is so sweet and they all whisper around you, like you're going to explode if someone raises their voice. It's a very surreal environment.”

—Chrissy Teigen, TV personality, author, and model

15. “Children reinvent your world for you.”

—Susan Sarandon, award-winning actress and political activist

16. “Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be.”

—Carrie Fisher, actress, author, comedian, and mental health advocate

Read More: Pregnancy: What to Say When Someone Comments on Your Size

17. “A new baby is like the beginning of all things: wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.”

—Eda J. LeShan, television host, writer, educator, and playwright

18. “I love pregnancy and the bump and the whole thing.”

—Bethenny Frankel, entrepreneur, TV personality, and author 

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

—Judy Ford, author and social worker

20. “A strong intention, a relaxed body and an open mind are the main ingredients for an active birth.”

—Janet Balaskas, author and childbirth educator

Read More: 7 Ways to Relieve Stress During Pregnancy

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