128+ Most Famous Birth Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Giving birth to your first child can be very scary, but also one of the most memorable moments of your life. Inspirational birth quotes will empower you and give you positive mindset to mentally prepare for first baby’s birth.

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Best Birth Quotes

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

We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and—in spite of True Romance magazines—we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely—at least, not all the time—but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness. ― Hunter S. Thompson

The way a society views a pregnant and birthing woman, reflects how that society views women as a whole. If women are considered weak in their most powerful moments, what does that mean? ― Marcie Macari

Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything. ― William MacNeile Dixon

He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves. ― Gabriel García Márquez

Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear. ― Jane Weideman

Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one. ― Gloria Steinem

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. ― Mark Twain

Birth is the epicenter of women’s power. ― Ani DiFranco

The instant of birth is exquisite. Pain and joy are one at this moment. Ever after, the dim recollection is so sweet that we speak to our children with a gratitude they never understand. ― Madline Tiger

After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. ― E.B. White

Imagine what might happen if women emerged from their labor beds with a renewed sense of the strength and power of their bodies, and of their capacity for ecstasy through giving birth. ― Christiane Northrup

The Knowledge of how to give birth without outside interventions lies deep within each woman. ― Suzanne Arms

All children mythologize their birth. It is a universal trait. You want to know someone? Heart, mind and soul? Ask him to tell you about when he was born. What you get won’t be the truth: it will be a story. And nothing is more telling than a story. ― Diane Setterfield

The whole point of woman-centered birth is the knowledge that a woman is the birth power source. She may need, and deserve, help, but in essence, she always had, currently has, and will have the power. ― Heather McCue

Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality. ― Erich Fromm

If after I die, people want to write my biography, there is nothing simpler. They only need two dates: the date of my birth and the date of my death. Between one and another, every day is mine. ― Fernando Pessoa

The birth mother is placing the baby out of love. I still believe that. Well, the ones we’ve dealt with who were actually pregnant, anyway. ― Jennifer Gilmore

Good birth is a fine thing, but the merit is our ancestors. ― Plutarch

Actually, I don’t remember being born, it must have happened during one of my black outs. ― Jim Morrison

Nowhere on your birth certificate did it say that life would be easy. ― Anonymous

Birth is a shipwreck, the mewling infant shored on unknown land. ― Jeanette Winterson

My first words, as I was being born […] I looked up at my mother and said, ‘that’s the last time I’m going up one of those. ― Stephen Fry

A woman in birth is at once her most powerful, and most vulnerable. But any woman who has birthed unhindered understands that we are stronger than we know. ― Marcie Macari

The birth of all things is weak and tender; and therefore, we should have our eyes intent on beginnings. ― Michel de Montaigne

It turned out this man worked for the Dalai Lama. And she said gently-that they believe when a lot of things start going wrong all at once, it is to protect something big and lovely that is trying to get itself born-and that this something needs for you to be distracted so that it can be born as perfectly as possible. ― Anne Lamott

I trust in my ability to birth my baby. ― Anonymous

As the births of living creatures at first are ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time. ― Francis Bacon

They should tell you when you’re born: have a suitcase heart, be ready to travel. ― Gabrielle Zevin

Before I had children, I always wondered whether their births would be, for me, like the ultimate in gym class failures. And I discovered instead… that I’d finally found my sport. ― Joyce Maynard

The so-called miracle of birth is nature getting her own way. ― Camille Paglia

My mother groaned, my father wept, into the dangerous world I leapt. ― William Blake

What is birth to a man if it shall be a stain to his dead ancestors to have left such an offspring? Philip Sidney

I’ve been embarrassing myself since about birth. ― Phil Lester

The only sin is the sin of being born. ― Samuel Beckett

The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death. ― E. M. Forster

If we are to heal the planet, we must begin by healing birth. ― Agnes Sallet Von Tonnenberg

How you approach birth is intimately connected with how you approach life. ― William Sears

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth. ― Erma Bombeck

Remember this, for it is as true and true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human female bodies have the same potential to give birth well as aardvarks, lions, rhinoceri, elephants, moose, and water buffalo. Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body. ― Ina May Gaskin

We have a secret in our culture it’s not that birth is painful, it’s that women are strong. ― Laura Stavoe Harm

Birth is as safe as life gets. ― Harriette Hartigan

On ne naît pas femme: on le devient. ― Simone de Beauvoir

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 isn’t something we suffer, but something we actively do and exult in. ― Sheila Kitzinger

Men were created before women. … But that doesn’t prove their superiority – rather, it proves ours, for they were born out of the lifeless earth in order that we could be born out of living flesh. And what’s so important about this priority in creation, anyway? When we are building, we lay foundations on the ground first, things of no intrinsic merit or beauty, before subsequently raising up sumptuous buildings and ornate palaces. Lowly seeds are nourished in the earth, and then later the ravishing blooms appear; lovely roses blossom forth and scented narcissi. ― Moderata Fonte

When you came you cried, and everybody smiled with joy; when you go smile and let the world cry for you. ― Rabindranath Tagore

Birth may be a matter of a moment. But it is a unique one. ― Frederick Leboyer

Prevention of birth is a precipitation of murder. ― Tertullian

A birthdate is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life. ― Amit Kalantri

At the end of the day your ability to connect with your readers comes down to how you make them feel. ― Benjamin J. Carey

Have you ever seen the dawn? Not a dawn groggy with lack of sleep or hectic with mindless obligations and you about to rush off on an early adventure or business, but full of deep silence and absolute clarity of perception? A dawning which you truly observe, degree by degree. It is the most amazing moment of birth. And more than anything it can spur you to action. Have a burning day. ― Vera Nazarian

Birth is a beautiful thing. ― Julian Casablancas

The whole life of the individual is nothing but the process of giving birth to himself; indeed, we should be fully born when we die – although it is the tragic fate of most individuals to die before they are born. ― Erich Fromm

We fall from womb to tomb, from one blackness and toward another, remembering little of the one and knowing nothing of the other … except through faith. ― Stephen King

To witness the birth of a child is our best opportunity to experience the meaning of the word miracle. ― Paul Carvel

Birth is the doorway for integration of body and mind. ― Gayle Peterson

I wish I had a memory of that first violent shove, the shock of cold air, the sting of oxygen into new lungs. Everyone should remember being born. It doesn’t seem fair that we only remember dying. ― Lauren DeStefano

Birth and death: there was the same consciousness of heightened existence and of her own elevated importance. ― J.K. Rowling

Birth isn’t something we suffer, but something we actively do and exult in. Sheila Kitzinger

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

Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers. ― May Sarton

When you realize that eternity is right here now, that it is within your possibility to experience the eternity of your own truth and being, then you grasp the following: That which you are was never born and will never die. . . . ― Joseph Campbell

Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers–strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength. ― Barbara Katz Rothman

Birth is a rite of passage of women. Their journey should be honored, their rights should be fiercely protected, and their stories should be shared. ― Marcie Macari

Endless moons, an opaque universe, thunder, tornadoes, the quaking earth. Rare moments of peace; forehead up against my knees, arms around my head, I though, I listened, I longed not to exist. but life was there, a transparent pearl, a star revolving slowly on its own axis. ― Shan Sa

It was no accident, no coincidence, that the seasons came around and round year after year. It was the Lord speaking to us all and showing us over and over again the birth, life, death, and resurrection of his only begotten Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ, our Lord. It was like a best-loved story being told day after day with each sunrise and sunset, year after year with the seasons, down through the ages since time began. ― Francine Rivers

Birth is a three-legged stool, a healthy mom, a healthy baby and a healthy birth. Without ANY one leg, it is equally unstable! Sharon Muza

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

Men must endure. Their going hence, even as their coming hither. Ripeness is all. ― William Shakespeare

Whenever and wherever you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life. ― Ina May Gaskin

Birth is the pinnacle where women discover the courage to become mothers Anita Diamant

You were born a winner, a warrior, one who defied the odds by surviving the most gruesome battle of them all – the race to the egg. And now that you are a giant, why do you even doubt victory against smaller numbers and wider margins? The only walls that exist are those you have placed in your mind. And whatever obstacles you conceive, exist only because you have forgotten what you have already achieved. ― Suzy Kassem

It is important to keep in mind that our bodies must work pretty well, or their wouldn’t be so many humans on the planet. ― Ina May Gaskin

Birth is about making mothers–strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength. ― Barbara Katz Rothman

Birth is about radical, creative, life-affirming change. It is about adaptation on a nearly unbelievable scale. ― Mark Sloan, MD

I am forever walking upon these shores, Betwixt the sand and the foam, The high tide will erase my foot prints, And the wind will blow away the foam, But the sea and the shore will remain forever. ― Khalil Gibran

I love babies. I love being pregnant and I loved giving birth. ― Sadie Frost

Birth is a mystery. Words are not enough. ― Marie O’Connor

We cry coming into the world, as everyone around us laughs with joy. And we laugh with joy leaving this world, when everyone around us cries. ― Wendy Corsi Staub

Birth and death were easy. It was life that was hard. ― Tom Robbins

Birth is okay and death is okay, if we know that they are only concepts in our mind. Reality transcends both birth and death. ― Thich Nhat Hanh

The dream crossed twilight between birth and dying. ― T.S. Eliot

Birth matters. It brings us into being, on many levels. ― Ananda Lowe

He came into the world like a delivery that no one knew what to do with, and nobody wanted to sign for. ― Obert Skye

I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, Mother what was war? Eve Merriam

If women lose the right to say where and how they birth their children, then they will have lost something that’s as dear to life as breathing. ― Ami McKay

Nothing is born into this world without labor. ― Rob Liano

Our birth is nothing, but our death begun. ― Edward Young

There is just as much beauty in birth as there is in death, and it changes our lives just the same. They both add things to us and take things away. ― Brooke Taylor

The midwife considers the miracle of childbirth as normal and leaves it alone unless there’s trouble. The obstetrician normally sees childbirth as trouble; if he leaves it alone, it’s a miracle. ― Sheila Stubbs

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come. ― William Wordsworth

There are those wonderful moments of clarity in life when one is reminded how irreparably flawed, we humans are. Once, when I was nineteen, on the subway in Boston I lost my balance slightly and bumped into an elderly woman. I quickly apologized and she replied, “Well, hold on to something, stupid." There it is. That’s it. That’s it in a nutshell. I don’t want to sound negative, but I think every fetus should be shown a film of that incident, maybe projected up on the uterine wall, and then asked if it wants to come out. I am a strong believer in a woman’s right to choose, but I also think that in the last trimester, the kid should be given every opportunity to back out. ― Paula Poundstone

Birth: The first and direst of all disasters. ― Ambrose Bierce

… we die, just as we were born, at the edge of a road not of our choosing. ― Amin Maalouf

Birth may bring you face-to-face with your insecurities, doubts, inadequacies and fears, as well as your joy, determination, willingness and courage. ― The Pink Kit

Childbirth is normal until proven otherwise. ― Peggy Vincent

In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves. ― Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

It has always been this way. Death is followed by birth. To reach paradise, man must pass through inferno. – Bertrand Zobrist ― Dan Brown

Birth is not an emergency. It is simply an emergence. ― Jeannine Parvati Baker

I take thee at thy word: Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptized; Henceforth I never will be Romeo. ― William Shakespeare

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous – to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd. ― Thomas Mann

Giving birth is little more than a set of muscular contractions granting passage of a child. Then the mother is born. ― Erma Bombeck

When a woman gives birth, her waters break and she pours out the child and the child runs free. ― Jeanette Winterson

Labor Gives birth to ideas. ― Jim Rohn

Man begets, but land does not beget. ― Cecil Rhodes

The birth of a child is a joy to the parent and the world. ― Lailah Gifty Akita

The circumstances surrounding your birth is not as important as the opportunity to live life. ― Lailah Gifty Akita

The birth of a child is divine miracle. ― Lailah Gifty Akita

It would be a mistake, though, to consider care by family doctors or midwives inferior to that offered by obstetricians simply on the grounds that obstetricians need not refer care to a family physician or midwife if no complications develop during a course of labor. ― Ina May Gaskin

The day of birth is a sacred day. ― Lailah Gifty Akita

The fact of having been born is a bad augury for immortality. ― George Santayana

To celebrate the birth of new life, is to appreciate the miraculous work of the Creator. ― Wayne Chirisa

There was a charm in being reborn into the world when one was old enough to appreciate it. ― Thomm Quackenbush

The day you were born the angels whispered, “She is going to love him until the day she dies. ― Amanda Mosher

Attending births is like growing roses. You have to marvel at the ones that just open up and bloom at the first kiss of the sun, but you wouldn’t dream of pulling open the petals of the tightly closed buds and forcing them to blossom to your timeline. ― Gloria Lemay

One day we were born, one day we shall die, the same day, the same second. ― Samuel Beckett

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

Birth is an experience that demonstrates that life is not merely function and utility, but form and beauty. ― Christopher Largen

What is this talked-of mystery of birth but being mounted bareback on the earth? ― Robert Frost

We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man. ― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake. ― G. I. Gurdjieff

Husbands don’t really count … in the miracle of birth. ― Doug Spettigue

And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. ― Bible

We know that birth takes a woman from one place in her life to another. The birth of a child certainly does change her viewpoint of herself and I believe her viewpoint of the world. ― Sameerah Shareef

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