70+ Best New Mom Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Most first-time moms go into motherhood with expectations. The truth is motherhood is full of surprises and you’ll learn a lot about yourself and being a parent. Inspirational new mom quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Most Famous New Mom Quotes

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

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. – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Sometimes, when you pick up your child, you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart, that all the same, you could not live without. – Jodi Picoult

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars. – E. M. Forster

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I begin to love this little creature, and to anticipate his birth as a fresh twist to a know which I do not wish to unite. – Mary Wollstonecraft

Being a mother is the most rewarding blessing in the world, just knowing you can love someone so much, and get that same love in return is wonderful.

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

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

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

Having kids feels like that first seventh-grade crush that overwhelms every molecule in your body, but it’s permanent. – Kristen Bell

The biggest surprise, which is also the best, is that I didn’t know I would love motherhood as much as I do. – Deborah Norville

Being a mother is discovering strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you never knew existed. – Sherene Simon

A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside; when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone. – Unknown

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A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die. – Mary Mason

No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you’re the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside. – Unknown

Mothers always find ways to fit in the work †but then when you’re working, you feel that you should be spending time with your children and then when you’re with your children, you’re thinking about working. – Alice Hoffman

A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty. – Unknown

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

A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin. – Amy Tan

Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were here, I would die for you. This is the miracle of Mother’s love. – Maureen Hawkins

Motherhood is messy and challenging, and crazy, and sleepless, and giving, and unbelievably beautiful.

There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation. – Pamela S. Nadav

You never understand life until it grows inside of you. – Sandra C. Kassis

Whenever you feel like you are failing, look in the eyes of your child, and know your value.

Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on. – Maria Shriver

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children. – Jessica Lange

A mother continues to labor long after the baby is born. – Lisa Jo Baker

There are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child. – Anne Lamott

No influence is so powerful as that of the mother. – Sarah Josepha Hale

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Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother. – Lin Yutang

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

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. – Barbara Kingsolver

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

Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing. – Ricki Lake

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

That first pregnancy is a long sea journey to a country where you don’t know the language, where land is in sight for such a long time that after a while it’s just the horizon and then one day birds wheel over that dark shape and it’s suddenly close, and all you can do is hope like hell that you’ve had the right shots. – Emily Perkins

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. – Elizabeth Stone

Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother. – Lin Yutang

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

You’re always going to wonder if you’re doing things wrong, but that’s what it means to be a mom, to care so much about someone else that you just want to be perfect as possible. – Naya Rivera

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

Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy. – Tina Fey

There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. – Jill Churchill

Birth takes a woman’s deepest fears about herself and show her that she is stronger than them. – Unknown

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all. – Benjamin Spock

To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle, I say, be peaceful. Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are. – Jeffery R. Holland

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

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. – Robert Browning

I like to think of motherhood as a great big adventure. You set off on a journey, you don’t really know how to navigate things, and you don’t exactly know where you’re going or how you’re going to get there. – Cynthia Rowley

The best thing about being a new mom is the lower tolerance from not drinking for nine months. – Anonymous

A miracle is the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth. It’s unbelievable how God has made us women and babies to endure and be able to do so much. A miracle, indeed. Such an incredible blessing. – Jennie Finch

Rigid plans work best if you’re building a skyscraper; with something as mysteriously human as giving birth, it’s best, both literally and figuratively, to keep your knees bent. – Mark Sloan

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for. – Anonymous

Sleep is like the unicorn—it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any. – Unknown

Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary—it’s an act of infinite optimism. – Gilda Radner

Motherhood is a great honor and privilege, yet it is also synonymous with servanthood. Every day women are called upon to selflessly meet the needs of their families. Whether they are awake at night nursing a baby, spending their time and money on less-than-grateful teenagers, or preparing meals, moms continuously put others before themselves. – Charles Stanley

A miracle is really the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth. It’s unbelievable how God has made us women and babies to endure and be able to do so much. A miracle, indeed. Such an incredible blessing. – Jennie Finch

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

I’m never as happy as when I’m pregnant. I literally would have 10 babies if I could! – Tori Spelling

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. – Sophia Loren

It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into. – Terri Guillemets

Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to make it dry. – Alvin Price

A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. – Agatha Christie

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

Just as there is no warning for childbirth, there is no preparation for the sight of a first child. There should be a song for women to sing at this moment, or a prayer to recite. But perhaps there is none because there are no words strong enough to name that moment. – Anita Diamant

I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is. – Oprah

The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly—indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection. – Arianna Huffington

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

God planted within women something divine that expresses itself in quiet strength, in refinement, in peace, in goodness, in virtue, in truth, in love, and all of these remarkable qualities find their truest and most satisfying expression in motherhood. – Gordon B. Hinckley

I see myself as a mom first. I’m so lucky to have that role in life. The world can like me, hate me, or fall apart around me and at least I wake up with my kids and I’m happy. – Angelina Jolie

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