Quotes About Birth—30 Of The Best Quotes To Boost Your Spirits

quotes about birth

Most of us know someone who is having a baby or has just given birth. 

It is customary to send our loved ones flowers or other small gifts when they deliver a baby. 

Adding sweet or empowering birth quotes on a card or note can lend a smile, show our support, and help the new mother to know that she’s thought of and being honored.

In 2020, over 3.6 million babies were born in the US. For many new parents, each of those little ones was a miracle and something they’d planned for and dreamed about for a long time. 

Giving birth is no small task, and showing our support through the usage of quotes about birth is a beautiful idea.

This article will give you many ideas for quotes about birth, happiness for a healthy baby, and support. 

Enjoy these incredible quotes!

Quotes about birth

You can share some quotes with new parents and mothers about birth. If you are expecting a child, you can also use these to draw strength, inspiration, and faith that all will be well on this beautiful journey.

Strong, competent, capable mothers are beautiful, and it’s the least we can do to show our support and love to the women we know who are preparing for the journey of giving birth.

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Quotes about giving birth

The following are quotes that are about giving birth. 

They show support and understanding of the strength and beauty of the process, as well as the incredible miracle that takes place each time a child is brought into the world.

“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

“The knowledge of how to give birth without outside interventions lies deep within each woman.” – Suzanne Arms

“All natural birth has a purpose and a plan; who would think of tearing open the chrysalis as the butterfly is emerging? Who would break the shell to pull the chick out?” – Marie Mongon

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

“A strong intention, a relaxed body and an open mind are the main ingredients for an active birth.” – Janet Balaskas

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

“Just as a woman’s heart knows how to pump, her lungs know how to inhale, and her hands to pull back from fire, so she knows when and how to give birth.” – Virginia DiOrio

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

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

“There is power that comes to women when they give birth. They don’t ask for it, it simply invades them. Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it.” – Sheryl Feldman

“300,000 women will be giving birth with you today.” – Unknown

“Your baby’s birth day is one of the most memorable days of your life. Birth is beautiful, mind-blowing and intense. It’s exciting and life-changing.” – Unknown

“I had a C-section and I found it fascinating. I didn’t find it a sacrifice and I didn’t find it a painful experience. I found it a fascinating miracle of what a body can do.” — Angelina Jolie

“In this way, every birth is a natural birth: each of us is part of nature, not separate from it, and nature is always stunning in its variety. Your birth, then, is part of the natural world, however it unfolds.” — Lauralyn Curtis

“When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.”

Marie F. Mongan

(This quote is great for a parent who may not view birth as healthy or positive due to previous loss or traumatic birthing process.)

“Birth is about radical, creative, life affirming change. It is about adaptation on a nearly unbelievable scale.” – Mark Sloan

New baby quotes

Making babies is no small feat. A mother is also born when a newborn baby is brought into the world. 

Mothers, strong, competent, capable, and brave, are born at the same time. The following are some quotes that can help celebrate a new baby, whether yours or someone else’s.

“You will never know the amount of love you can give to somebody until you give birth to your first child.” – Unknown

“If you don’t believe in love at first sight, wait until you give birth to your first baby.” – Unknown

Quotes about a baby boy or girl

Sometimes it is more personal to acknowledge the gender of the new baby. This is often appropriate if the new parents are incredibly close to you or if they have been trying or hoping for a girl or a boy and have succeeded in that hope for one or the other.

This baby’s birthday is likely one that has been dreamed about for a long time, and showing that you understand how important it is with a quote is a great way to show support.

“A baby boy has a special way of bringing out the man in his father and the little boy in his grandfather.” – Tanya Masse

(Note: This is a great quote to share with a new father who has experienced fatherhood for the first time.)

“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 daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give.” – Laurel Atherton

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Quotes Celebrating women’s power

Women supporting other women is a beautiful and necessary thing. 

Childbirth is challenging, whether you give birth naturally or via cesarean section. The following quotes support and celebrate the strength of women.

“We have a secret in our culture, it’s not that birth is painful, it’s that women are strong.”

Laura Stavoe Harm

(Note: Laura Stavoe Harm wrote this quote as a counterattack to the idea that women shouldn’t talk about giving birth so as not to frighten other women about the pain associated with the process.)

“Remember this, for it is as true as 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

“It seems that many health professionals involved in antenatal care have not realized that one of their roles should be to protect the emotional state of pregnant women.” – Michel Odent

“Childbirth is an experience in a woman’s life that holds the power to transform her forever. Passing through these powerful gates – in her own way – remembering all the generations of women who walk with her… She is never alone.”

Suzanne Arms

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

“Birth is the pinnacle where women discover the courage to become mothers.” – Anita Diamant

“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.” – Rajneesh

Funny birth quotes

Sometimes we all need a bit of humor. Occasionally, the best way to celebrate the healthy birth of a child is through a little bit of hilarity. 

The following are a few funny quotes that may elicit a chuckle from the new mom in your life.

“Having a baby is like having an eight-pound to-do list. Every moment of the day is filled with something to feed, wipe, bathe, or put down.” – Kathleen Laccinole

“Having a baby is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head.”

Carol Burnett

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

General birth sayings and quotes

The following are generalized quotes and sayings you can share with any new mom or moms-to-be. They are appropriate for most situations when giving birth and having babies.

“Birth matters. It brings us into being, on many levels.” – Ananda Lowe

“The so called miracle of birth is nature getting her own way.” – Camille Paglia

“Giving birth should be your greatest achievement, not your greatest fear.”

Jane Weideman

“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

“There are no words that can describe the euphoria you feel when your baby recognizes you for the first time and smiles.” – Jared Padalecki

“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

Quotes for a new life

A woman’s heart can be warmed by the birth experience and by inspiring words through quotations that she can later use as affirmations of her strength. 

The human spirit needs encouragement to thrive, and many of the words in this article convey pure love that honor a woman’s experience with childbirth and women’s bodies.

Remember to consider each woman’s needs, their own personality, and the fascinating miracle that is having a baby. 

This miraculous work done by a woman should be celebrated.

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