60 Inspirational Quotes For New Moms

Being a mom for first timeBoth exciting and frightening at the same time, pregnancy can be very exciting. It can be difficult to imagine pregnancy as a long, painful journey that eventually leads to the ultimate joy of motherhood.

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Some days were easy and others hard when I became a mom for the first time. I was both a graceful mom at times and a disaster at other times. I began reading to help me balance the bad and the good days. Quotes about being a mother for first time. I’ve compiled my favorite of these mom quotes below. They may inspire you and help you!

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Quote #1

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

This is a great quote. A mother’s love is forever, regardless of the kiddo’s age, and they live in your heart no matter where they are.

Quote #2

“You are the closest I will ever come to magic.” - Suzanne Finnamore

Suzanne Finnamore’s quote perfectly captures what it is like to be a mother for first time. It is magical, from the moment you feel your baby grow inside of your body to the moment your child arrives at home.

Quote #3

“Having a baby is like falling in love again, both with your husband and your child.” - Tina Brown

You find yourself falling in love deeper than ever.

Quote #4

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” - Franklin P. Jones

It’s no secret that having a baby is hard work! Motherhood taught me so many things about myself, my partner and my life. I also learned the importance of patience. Be patient with your baby, your partner and your family members. Patience is a virtue!

Quote #5

“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

It’s true. It’s deciding to love someone so much that you experience every one of their good and bad days as if they were your own. It is like watching your heart move outside your body.

Quote #6

“Babies are always more trouble than you thought - and more wonderful.” - Charles Osgood

A good reminder for the days where you’re feeling overwhelmed by motherhood- it is definitely hard work!

Quote #7 It Is Probably my Favorite

“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

This quote reminds of me that all things add up to something great. It’s worth the long nights without sleep, the applesauce-splattered pants, and the happiness, love, and excitement that I found in having a child.

Quote #8

“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

Nothing really prepared me for what it would be like to look in my baby’s eyes and see my own eyes looking back at me. There was so much of me growing up. He has my smile, nose, and the small birthmark that is behind my left knee. It is truly amazing.

Quote #9

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

My heart was filled with a powerful, amazing love when I became a mom for the first time.

Quote #10

“Feeling fat lasts nine months, but the joy of becoming a mom lasts forever.” - Nikki Dalton

Tell me more! My body changed during pregnancy was difficult, especially when I became too big to be able to tie my shoes or get out from bed. It is worth it.

Quote #11 also A Favorite Of Mine

“There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” - Chinese Proverb

This quote makes my heart smile every time I see it! It’s a good reminder that we all think we have the only perfect child out there (and that we’re definitely wrong!This is.

Quote #12

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

I remember that feeling well — the whole world revolved around my crush. I felt every good and bad thing they did. Take that feeling and let it take over your entire body forever — and that is a perfect description of motherhood!

Quote #13

“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’s right, ladies! We are strong and powerful. We have the power to grow, give birth and raise a completely new person.

Quote #14

“A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.” - Amy Tan

Amy Tan’s quote just makes me feel strong and proud.

Quote #15

“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

We’ve definitely all felt like we don’t know the language, both during and after pregnancy. The good thing is that after your baby spends a few months in your arms, you’re practically an expert in their language!

Quote #16

“You never understand life until it grows inside of you.” - Sandra C. Kassis

It was an amazing experience to be pregnant for the first-time. I was amazed at how each day brought about new growth. I felt like life was finally mys.

Quote #17

“Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born.” - George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw’s quote is my favorite. The child brings life back to the flames and makes life more enjoyable. Babies can change the way we see life, especially in new ways.

Quote #18 I Know I’ve Said This Before

“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

There are many unknowns in pregnancy and motherhood. It is important to remain positive and do your best for your child.

Quote #19

“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

Motherhood is a 24/7 job. It’s hard work, sometimes painful work, with no days off, no sick days, and no vacation days. It’s a great responsibility to be a mom, but also a superpower. We devote our lives to our children, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Quote #20

“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

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It’s like uncovering a superpower you never realized you had.

Quote #21

“Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were here an hour, I would die for you. This is the miracle of Mother’s Love.” - Maureen Hawkins

A mother’s love is truly incredible.

Quote #22

“What if I fail?” “Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” - Erin Hanson

Before I became a mom for the first, this was a question that I had to wrestle with many times. What happens if I mess up and do something wrong? What if I just don’t know what I’m doing? What happens if I fail. There’s a lot of pressure to be the perfect mother.

There isn’t such a thing. I’m going to do something wrong sometimes and there are many moments where I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing. But I persevere and keep learning. What if you could fly?

Quote #23

“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

I grew so much during my pregnancy and I don’t just mean physically! Enjoy this joyous occasion and take the time to really enjoy it. Also, listen to your body.

Quote #24

“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

This quote is my favorite because it reminds of me that I was brave and bold, and that my spirit and body are capable to do great things. This quote is a great inspiration, for good and bad.

Quote #25

“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

It’s so much fun to be a mom, despite the sleepless nights and poopy diapers!

Quote #26 This one here really makes me feel like a mom

“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

My baby was always moving around and I loved that feeling. It was like a small encouragement. Like my baby saying “way to go, mom!”

Quote #27

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

You’re creating life! It doesn’t get much better than that!

Quote #28

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

This is a great reminder of what we’re all working towards as mothers- raising good, kind humans who will go out into the world and spread the greatness. It’s a big and important job.

Quote #29

“Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.” - Robin Lim

No matter how many nurses and doctors are present, childbirth is truly about you and your baby. It’s an incredible experience.

Quote #30

“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

This quote speaks loudly to me! Life has always changed, regardless of what happens next.

Quote #31

“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

Emotions are high when you give birth. Your body just did something powerful and, let’s face it, painful. It is amazing to see your baby for the first-time.

Quote #32

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

Oprah was a must! I mean, being a mom is also being a teacher. And it’s not just about teaching your child to dress themselves or count to ten. It’s about teaching them about right and wrong, good and bad. It’s about teaching them to be kind, to stand up for others and to be kind to all living creatures.

Quote #33

“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

It was once all about me. But that all changed when my son was born. And I couldn’t be happier.

Quote #34

“A mother continues to labor long after the baby is born.” - Lisa Jo Baker

A mother will labor for her child for the rest her life. It’s not an easy task, but it’s an important one.

Quote #35 It’s True

“No influence is so powerful as that of the mother.” - Sarah Josepha Hale

Every day I see more and more of my mom in myself. Every day I see more of my mom in me. Don’t underestimate the power of your influence on your child.

Quote #36

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

I have never experienced anything like it in my entire life!

Quote #37

“Birth is the epicenter of women’s power.” - Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco has a wonderful quote that reminds us how powerful we are when giving birth. You find the strength you didn’t know you had.

Quote #38

“Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” - Ricki Lake

It is also the most rewarding.

Quote #39

“Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” - Tina Fey

This quote can easily be applied to motherhood. I may always be tired, but I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.

Quote #40

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

This is a great reminder to be kind to oneself. You won’t be the perfect mother- you simply can’t be. However, you can still be a good mother.

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Quote #41

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

It’s all about facing your fears. Birth turned every “I can’t” into an “I can and will”.

Quote #42 Never doubt your instincts

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

All the blogs, parenting books, and advice in the world can’t prepare you for every parenting situation that’s going to come your way. Sometimes it’s about trusting your instincts.

Quote #43

“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

Good advice and a good laugh- that’s all I ever want in a mom quote! You can have the most concrete birth plan out there but childbirth is mysterious and wonderful and just doesn’t always stick to the plan.

Quote #44

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

Don’t let a newborn disturb your sleep. For new moms, sleep when your baby falls asleep. I know it’s cliche, but trust me on this one!

Quote #45

“A mother holds her child’s hand for just a short time but holds their heart forever.” - Unknown

When you become a mother, your life changes forever. You have your child’s heart, and they will have yours for the rest your lives.

Quote #46

“I am proud of many things in life but nothing beats being a mother.” - Unknown

It is number one, especially when my child learns something or does something kind. My heart swells with pride in ways I hadn’t experienced before becoming a mom.

Quote #47

“There are hard days in motherhood. But looking at your sleeping baby reminds you why it’s all worth it.” - Kara Ferwerda

Motherhood is not easy. There are many things that can make motherhood difficult: sleepless nights, stomach bugs and stomach bugs, diaper injuries, and colds. But when they’re asleep so peacefully in their cribs or in your arms, all of the hard things just melt away.

Quote #48



Quote #49

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” - Barbara Kingsolver

It is an unmatched strength.

Quote #50

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

Being a mother is an amazing gift. It opens up new possibilities.

Quote #51

“If I had my life to live over, instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.” - Erma Bombeck

It is difficult to become pregnant. There are many changes that take place in your body, some good and some not. And it results in something you’ve been anxiously awaiting for nine months- the birth of your baby.

Everyone tells you that time goes by so fast when your baby is born, and it’s true. You should take the time to cherish and enjoy pregnancy. It truly is a miracle.

Quote #52 Thank You Benjamin Franklin

“A ship under sail and a big-bellied woman are the handsomest two things that can be seen common.” ― Benjamin Franklin

You are at your most beautiful when you’re pregnant, even when you don’t feel like it. Enjoy the pregnancy glow- it’s real!

Quote #53

“It’s the great thing about being pregnant, you don’t need excuses to pee or eat.” -Angelina Jolie

Hey, you’re carrying a life. You have no better reason to eat whenever and wherever you like!

Quote #54

“You are pregnant and you are powerful. You are bold and you are beautiful. Go forward in your boldness, in your beauty and in your contentedness. Trust your body to birth and know that the collective power of women worldwide will be with you.” - Unknown

This quote makes me feel strong, centered and in tune with my self. It’s a great reminder that we are powerful on our own, and especially powerful when we work together and support each other as women and as moms.

Quote #55

“The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her, but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.” ― C. JoyBell C.

I know I’ve said it before but it’s worth repeating: motherhood is hard. Each challenge should be seen as an opportunity for growth, learning, and improvement. Let go of your past and continue to move forward. You can become the best mother possible.

Quote #56

“When I got pregnant, I had to concentrate on being pregnant for a whole nine months, even though I knew it was ruining my career at the time.” - Yoko Ono

Motherhood is not easy. There are many sacrifices to make, including our careers and our bodies. It is worth it to put your focus on your babies and not on yourself.

Quote #57

“Let us make pregnancy an occasion when we appreciate our female bodies.” - Merete Leonhardt-Lupa

You just gave birth! This is your body’s contribution to the world. This is something to be proud of.

Quote #58

“Think of stretch marks as pregnancy service stripes.” - Joyce Armor

These are your badge of honor! Being pregnant is an exciting occasion that many of us are privileged to have the opportunity to experience.

Quote #59

“Carrying a baby is the most rewarding experience a woman can enjoy.” - Jayne Mansfield

“Rewarding” doesn’t quite begin to cover it, but it’s as close as we can get. It is an incredible feeling to carry a baby. The end result is a sweet, wiggly and adorable little life.


“When life gets hard and you feel all alone, remember you mean the world to somebody and that somebody calls you mom.” - Unknown

My favorite quote is saved for last. Your child is the only person on this planet that will love you unconditionally.

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