60 Inspirational Quotes For New Moms

Quotes For New Moms

Becoming a mom for the first time is exciting and scary all at the same time. Pregnancy can feel like a long journey that culminates in the ultimate joy: motherhood.

When I first became a mom, some days felt like a breeze while others were just plain hard. I was a graceful mother at times and a mess at others. To help me balance the good and bad days, I started reading quotes about becoming a mother for the first time. I’ve compiled my favorite of these mom quotes below. I hope they inspire and help you, too!

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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

I absolutely love this 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

This quote by Suzanne Finnamore so perfectly describes what becoming a mother for the first time really feels like. From the feeling of your baby growing inside of you to the moment your child is born, it really is nothing short of magic (and magical).

Quote #3

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

And, somehow, falling in love more deeply than ever before.

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 has taught me so much about life, my partner, and myself and the need for patience is definitely in my top 10 most important lessons. Remember to be patient with your baby, your partner, your loved ones, and yourself. Patience pays off!

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 really is like having your heart go walking around 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 This 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 me that it all balances out toward something wonderful. The long nights with no sleep and the applesauce splattered pants are worth it for the happy home, incredible love, and excitement for the future that having a baby brought me.

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 is so much of me in my childhood. He has my smile, my nose, the tiny birthmark behind my left knee. It is absolutely extraordinary.

Quote #9

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

Becoming a mother for the first time filled my heart with a new, powerful, incredible love.

Quote #10

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

Tell me about it! The changes to my body during pregnancy were hard, especially when I got too big to comfortably tie my shoes or get out of bed. But it is so so 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 me laugh every time! It’s a good reminder that we all think we have the only perfect child out there (and that we’re definitely wrong!).

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 thing and the bad thing they did so intensely. 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 strength to grow, birth, and raise an entirely new person.

Quote #14

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

This quote by Amy Tan just makes me feel so powerful 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

Being pregnant for the first time was such an incredible experience for me. Just knowing that every day brought new growth or a new development– fingernails, a nervous system, tiny toes. I felt like I finally understood life.

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

I love this quote by George Bernard Shaw. A child breathes life back into the fire and makes life that much more exciting. Especially with babies, we may find ourselves experiencing life in a whole new way.

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 so many scary unknowns throughout pregnancy and motherhood. The best thing you can do is be optimistic and do the best possible job 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

Being a mom is a round-the-clock job. It’s hard work, sometimes painful work, with no days off, no sick days, and no vacation days. Being a mom is a big responsibility and 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

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

I wrestled with this question a lot before deciding to become a mother for the first time. What if I do something wrong and mess everything up? What if I just don’t know what I’m doing? What if I fail? There’s a lot of pressure to be the perfect mother.

The truth is, there is no such 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 keep trying and I keep learning. What if I 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! Take the time to truly enjoy this joyful occassion, and to listen to your body and yourself.

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

I love this quote because it reminds me that I did something bold and brave, that my body and spirit are capable of great things. Excellent inspiration for both good days 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

Despite the poopy diapers and sleepless nights, being a mother is so much fun!

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

I loved nothing more than feeling my baby kick or move around. It was like a tiny high-five of 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! Does it get any sweeter?

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

During childbirth, despite all the doctors, nurses, and loved ones in the room, it really is all about you, your body, and your child. 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 to me loud and clear! Regardless of what happens next, life has forever changed.

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

When you first give birth, emotions are riding high. Your body just did something powerful and, let’s face it, painful. But seeing that baby for the first time is nothing short of incredible.

Quote #32

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

Of course, I had to include Oprah! But seriously, being a mother is 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. Teaching them to be good, stand up for others, and being kind to all living things.

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

While it was once all about me, that all changed when I became a mom. And I couldn’t be happier.

Quote #34

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

In fact, a mother labors for the rest of her life for her child. It’s not an easy task, but it’s an important one.

Quote #35 Yes This Is True

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

Every day, I see more of my mom in me. And every day, I see more of myself in my child. Never underestimate how powerful your influence is to your child!

Quote #36

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

Nothing else in my life has even come to close!

Quote #37

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

This quote by Ani DiFranco is a great reminder of how tremendously powerful you are during childbirth. You find the strength you didn’t know you had.

Quote #38

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

And the most rewarding thing.

Quote #39

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

This quote easily encompasses 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

A good reminder to be kind to yourself. You won’t be the perfect mother– you simply can’t be. But you can still be a good one!

Quote #41

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

Talk about confronting your fears. Birth turned every “I can’t” into an “I can and will”.

Quote #42 Always Trust Your Instinct

“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

Say goodbye to sleep, especially with a newborn in the house! Some advice for new moms: sleep when the baby sleeps. 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

Life forever changes when you first become a mom. That child has your heart and you have theirs for the rest of your lives.

Quote #46

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

It is definitely number one above all else, especially when I see my child learn something new or do 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

There are VERY hard days in motherhood. Sleepless nights, colds and stomach bugs, diaper accidents. But when they’re asleep so peacefully in their cribs or in your arms, all of the hard things just melt away.

Quote #48

“Motherhood is amazing and so incredibly brave.” - Unknown


Quote #49

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

It is a strength that is unlike any other.

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

Becoming a mother is an incredible gift and is filled with new and exciting 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

Pregnancy is hard. Your body goes through so many changes, some pleasant, 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. Take the time to enjoy and cherish pregnancy. It is truly 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. What better excuse to eat whenever you want!

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 powerful, centered, and so in tune with myself. 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. Take every challenge as an opportunity to learn, to grow, and to do better next time. Forgive yourself and move forward. Allow yourself to become the best mother you can be.

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

Becoming a mother for the first time comes with many sacrifices, from our bodies to our careers. Choosing to concentrate not on ourselves but on making sure our babies grow healthy, stay safe, and are happy is worth the sacrifice.

Quote #57

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

You just gave birth to a baby! Your body brought life into this world! That is something worth celebrating.

Quote #58

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

Wear them like a badge of honor! Being pregnant is a festive ocassion and one that we are lucky to get 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. Carrying a baby is an indescribable feeling and it culminates in a sweet, wiggly, and adorable new little life!

Quote #60

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

I saved my favorite quote for last. There is one person in this world that will always love you unconditionally: your child.

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