10 Motivational Quotes about The Power of Pregnancy and Birth

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Being pregnant is an amazing experience, but to say it's all roses and awesome would be misleading. There were times during my pregnancies that I wondered why I felt so uncomfortable, worried that I was the only one struggling, and it didn't feel good.

If you're needing a little motivation and inspiration today as you hold your growing belly wondering who you're going to meet soon, here are 10 quotes that will keep your spirits high.

 

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Never the same

“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

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Tiger stripes

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

 

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Cannot be improved

“A healthy woman who delivers spontaneously performs a job that cannot be improved upon.” — Aidan MacFarlane author of The Psychology of Childbirth (1977)

 

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Natural birth

“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 Mongan

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You're pregnant

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

 

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Celebrate

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

 

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Playtime is over

You do a lot of growing up when you're pregnant. It's suddenly like, “Yikes. Here it is, folks. Playtime is over.” – Connie Fioretto

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Acceptance

“The knowledge of how to give birth without outside interventions lies deep within each woman. Successful childbirth depends on the acceptance of the process.” — Suzanne Arms

 

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Rounder and wider

“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

 

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Carry inside

“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

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10 Motivational Quotes about The Power of Pregnancy and Birth

Devan McGuinness is the founder of the online resource Unspoken Grief, which is dedicated to breaking the silence of perinatal grief for those directly and indirectly affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death. Using her own experience of surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan has been actively supporting and encouraging others who are wading through the challenges associated with perinatal and neonatal loss. Winner of the 2012 Bloganthropy Award and named one of Babble's “25 bloggers wh ... More

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