35+ Best Maternity Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational maternity quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Maternity Quotes

Many of our problems in US maternity care stem from the fact that we leave no room for recognizing when nature is smarter than we are. — Ina May Gaskin

If salary is your most important consideration, make sure you don’t take too much time off beyond the allotted 12-14 weeks of maternity leave – and certainly don’t leave altogether. — Jean Chatzky

And under Obamacare, insurance companies can no longer discriminate against women. Before, some wouldn’t cover women’s most basic needs, like contraception and maternity care, but would still charge us up to 50 percent more than men – for a worse plan. — Kathleen Sebelius

Voluntary paid maternity leave: yes; compulsory paid maternity leave: over this Government’s dead body, frankly. It just won’t happen. — Tony Abbott

I was so intent as a young lawyer on beating the men at their own game that I didn’t take any real maternity leave with my three younger children. It is only looking back that I realise I wasn’t beating the system but reinforcing it. — Cherie Blair

As an expectant mom who is currently self-employed, I’m amazed at just how tied to the workplace maternity benefits are. — Rachel Sklar

It was a typically British birth… I was three at the time. They had a strike in the maternity ward… I came out in sympathy. — Bob Hope

A review of maternity services would have laid a solid platform for changes. — Tony Ryall

I’m excited about going back to ‘Today,’ but, at odd moments, I’ll grit my teeth in anxiety. I feel like a student before the start of school. I’ve got my new shoes and my book bag, but I’m not sure I’ll remember how to do trigonometry. During my maternity leave, I haven’t used many words of more than one syllable. — Jane Pauley

For women who have children, the economic difficulty of sustaining a life as an artist maybe makes it impossible. There’s no maternity leave, there’s no pension. — Elizabeth Price

Women should have coverage at a similar level in family planning as in maternity to help them choose when they get pregnant again. — Tom Miller

We want to reform hospitals, ensure better care of the elderly, increase maternity leave to one year… tighten policy regarding foreigners and, from day one, put a lid on taxes. — Anders Rasmussen

And in the future, you know, maybe there’s kids in the future for me, I don’t really know. The interesting thing with me is that there has never been a woman doing what I’m doing at this level for this long. So, it’s like, would Vince give me maternity leave? — Trish Stratus

My maternity leave will be a few weeks long, and I’ll work throughout it. — Marissa Mayer

Maternity leave and parental leave is absolutely vital for strengthening families. It’s an issue for men and women. — Quentin Bryce

Isadore [Duncan], who had an un-American genius for art, for organizing love, maternity, politics and pedagogy on a great personal scale, had also an un-American genius for grandeur. — Janet Flanner

You don’t have to just shop in the maternity section when you are pregnant – you can shop anywhere, just be shape and size savvy! — Holly Madison

Look at Gwyneth Paltrow and my favourite, Kate Winslet. No one ever says, ‘Oh, she’s making a comeback.’ To my mind, I just went on maternity leave and reported back to work. — Karisma Kapoor

Hospitals are very extreme places – you can be in a maternity room one minute, and by someone’s bedside as they’re dying the next. — James Purefoy

I’m hugely fond of Scotland. My daughter, Jemma, was born in the Simpson Memorial Maternity Hospital in Edinburgh, and it always tickled me that she was so vexed she didn’t have a Scottish accent even though she was brought up down south. — Rick Wakeman

I am what happens between the maternity ward and the Crematorium — Alan Watts

As for critics, one mediocre writer is more valuable than ten good critics. They are like haughty, barren spinsters lodged in a maternity ward. — Peter Greenaway

I sold my first short story while I was home on maternity leave, then began working on novels. Since I was reading and enjoying romance novels at the time, the first two unpublished manuscripts I wrote were both romances. I sold my third novel, ‘Call After Midnight,’ to Harlequin Intrigue after submitting it unagented. — Tess Gerritsen

Marriage for her was to be a condition of bondage, maternity a condition of suffering and anguish, and in silence and subjection, she was to play the role of a dependent on man’s bounty for all her material wants, and for all the information she mig — Elizabeth Stanton

Maternity pay? Now every Tom, Dick and Harry will get pregnant. — Malcolm Smith

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

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

But first it’s end of school activities and then it’s our holiday, and all of a sudden we’re having to plan for the new school year. Plus this September I’m returning to work after maternity leave so I have our six month old, Menna to think about too. — Jill Williams

In German science, we have a special problem. We lose talented women at the time they get pregnant. Some of it occurs because they are encouraged – by their husbands, bosses and the government – to take long maternity leaves. — Christiane Nusslein-Volhard

We are excited about the Tiny Toes Maternity Program. This service allows us to better serve our community and help parents through the often overwhelming experience of pregnancy. — M. Wolfe

I’m a full-time mom. I’ve never felt as prepared, as before maternity. — Vera Farmiga

War is to man what maternity is to a woman — Benito Mussolini

With so many part-time people on – and not on – the job, corporate America has started to feel like it’s on a permanent maternity leave. Colleagues are an amorphous, free-floating army of rotating waifs whose voicemails are clogged with plaintive requests from their own offices for missing information. — Tina Brown

Working from home or going on maternity leave is no excuse to let go of your look. The more you schlep around in drawstring pants and tees, the less you’re going to be able to pull yourself together when necessary. — Nina Garcia

Today’s pregnant women are out and about, in the work force, in the gym – everywhere they were before they became maternity shoppers. They may be pregnant, but they are not sitting home and hiding. — Marshall Cohen

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