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Quotes for New Mamas – 2024

Becoming a mother is a transformative journey filled with joy, challenges, and a love that knows no bounds. The unpredictability of a newborn plus a pandemic, the first war on European soil in my memory and sky high inflation, its no wonder it can feel like a turbulent time. Higher highs and lower lows than I ever imagined (and this is even more true for when you have another baby!). For new mums navigating the beautiful chaos of motherhood, words of wisdom can make all the difference.

What makes a good quote about birth?

Ultimately one, that speak to you. No pregnancy is the same, and no newborn stage is the same. Read through these, ignore the ones that don’t chime and read and re-read the ones that speak to you <3

Here are some quotes that are worth keeping in mind or that may resonate with you and your own unique and incredible journey of (becoming and) being a new mum.

  • “Everything is just a phase.”- for better or for worse. This is my favourite saying and I remind myself of this one a lot. It helps me appreciate and enjoy things when they are good and reminds me that bad things won’t go on forever.
  • “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”- A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
  • “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.”- Ricki Lake
  • “In the chaos of motherhood, find beauty in the small moments, for they are the ones that matter the most.”
  • “Embrace the mess, the giggles, and the endless questions. Motherhood is the grandest adventure of them all.”
  • “To the new mum: You’re doing better than you think, and your love is shaping a beautiful tomorrow.”
  • “In the journey of motherhood, the path may differ, but the destination is the same – endless love for your child.”
  • “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
  • “The days are long, but the years are short.” – Gretchen Rubin
  • “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
  • “A mother’s journey is a tapestry of patience, resilience, and boundless affection.”
  • “There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm
  • “Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience of being another person’s everything.”
  • “Motherhood is a choice you make every day, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is… and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.” – Donna Ball
  • “Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defence, and as courageous as either one.” – Gloria Steinem
  • “Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is show up for your child in a way you didn’t originally plan.” – Nora McInerny
  • “Motherhood: If you think my hands are full, you should see my heart.”
  • “The birth of a child is a profound moment, no matter the method. Embrace your unique journey, for it is yours and yours alone.”
  • “The best kind of birth is the one that brings a healthy baby and a happy mum. Let go of judgment; celebrate every mother’s journey.”
  • “Whether your baby is born vaginally or via caesarean, both require strength and courage.”
  • “No matter how a baby comes into the world it’s a special delivery.”

I hope you have a great day.

No sweat mama. You’ve got this <3

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