For a lot of women, the postpartum period can be a difficult time. There are so many things to juggle: breastfeeding, caring for an infant, and adjusting to being a new parent. You’re feeling like your old self isn’t coming back. The pressure to get back into shape, the stress of work, the lack of sleep; it’s enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed. Pregnancy changes everything – inside and out! So when you’re in that postpartum period where nothing is making sense anymore, take solace in knowing that you’re not alone.

Just because you’re balancing all the new things that come with motherhood, doesn’t mean you can’t have moments of happiness too. In this blog post, I’ll share 30 amazing postpartum quotes that will help remind you that it really does get better. These quotes are from women who’ve walked in your shoes: mothers who struggle after giving birth, but also those who find joy along the way.

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Uplifting Quotes About Postpartum

Quotes about postpartum

  • It is impossible to describe the feeling of being a new mom. You are euphoric, exhausted, frustrated, overwhelmed and yet you have never been happier in your entire life. – Kimberly Snyder


  • Whenever you feel discouraged, just remember, you are the center of the universe to tiny humans you made from scratch. You’re kind of a big deal! – Unknown


  • You’re always going to wonder if you’re doing things wrong, but that’s what it means to be a mom, to care so much about someone else that you just want to be perfect as possible. – Naya Rivera


  • 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


  • After birth, there’s a sacred window of time. A time for complete rejuvenation of a woman’s physical, mental and spiritual health. A time for deep, extended bonding with her newborn. The first 42 days after birth set the stage for her next 42 years. – Ysha Oakes


  • When life gets hard, and you feel alone, remember, you mean the world to somebody, and that somebody will call you mom. – Unknown


  • You’ll learn to lower your expectations about what you can accomplish in a day. Some days, it will be all you can do to keep a baby-safe, warm, and fed, and that will be enough. –Unknown


  • Being a mother is discovering strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you never knew existed. – Sherene Simon


  • The very damaging, frightening part of postpartum is the lack of perspective and the lack of priority and understanding what is really important. – Brooke Shields


  • Mothers need just as much attention as a newborn because they too have just been born. Uknown


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  • You just have to be gentle with yourself. – Reese Witherspoon


  •  Be kind to [yourself], be forgiving, and enjoy who you are today because you will look back and wish you hadn’t worried about your body the way you did. Go out, have fun, don’t let it hold you back. You are beautiful — flaunt it! – Kai


  • Sometimes, the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.- Barbara Kingsolver


  •  [Postpartum] is a raw time when you need your friends and family to swoop in a very real way. – June Diane Raphael


  • Be patient with yourself. You and your baby are both learning new things each day. –Unknown


  • Whenever you feel like you are failing, look in the eyes of your child and know your value. – Unknown


  • Part of taking care of your baby is taking care of yourself. – Jenna Bradley

Inspirational postpartum quotes

  • Postpartum is a quest back to yourself, alone in your body again. You will never be the same. You are stronger than you were. –  Amethyst Joy


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Positive quotes to help you embrace your postpartum body

The first few weeks of your new life as a mom are full of love, joy, and sleepless nights. But once you’re on the other side, it’s time for reality to set in. And with that reality comes some not-so-pleasant postpartum body changes.
There’s a lot of talk in society about postpartum body changes and how to get your body back. However, with the right perspective, these changes can be empowering and show just how strong women are when they bring life into this world. Your new curves will be reminders that you created something amazing.
Here are few postpartum body quotes that give you some motivation to love your post-baby body.

  • Even though it will never be flat again, my stomach’s still my favorite because it reminds me of my greatest achievement: my babies. – Isla Fisher


  • My body has given me the greatest gift of my life. – Hilary Duff


  • Postpartum is an amazing time for your body. Embrace it! – Unknown


  • My goal is to appreciate my body for what it has done. – Sia Cooper


  • Today, my body doesn’t define my self-worth anymore — and what’s more, my body has a story. I actually think my body is awesome for what it’s done. – Janie Porter


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  • Write on your mirror: ‘I had a baby. I’m a superhero. – Kelly Rowland


  • It’s really an awakening — when you get pregnant and have a child — that the female body is the most amazing machine imaginable. – Alyssa Milano


  • The truth is, I’m a mother, and I look like one. I believe in a world where mothers are not expected to shed any physical evidence of their childbearing experience. – Olivia Wilde


  • I feel sexier after having a baby. I think you feel a lot more confident and much more appreciative of your body and what it’s capable of doing. I’ve got a lot more respect for it. – Rachel Weisz


  •  I’ve housed a human being. A miracle. A life. If it takes a while for me to get back to my normal self, then so be it. This is. Me. And I love me. – Tia Mowry


  • My body tells a story with every stretch mark. And I love that! – Amanda


  • Don’t stress over post-baby body. Just enjoy your new baby because these are beautiful moments and memories you will cherish forever. – Jessie James Decker

Postpartum body quotes

  • I think the key to acceptance is to realize what our bodies created. We have those amazing, wonderful, perfect babies in our arms. … Those scars and stretch marks are proof of the life I created. – Julie Worthy


Final thoughts

The postpartum quotes I’ve shared today show that there is no one right way to experience motherhood. Sometimes it can be agonizing and heartbreaking; other times beautiful and joyous. But whatever the case may be, you are not alone in your experiences or feelings of inadequacy as a new mom. I hope these thoughts will provide some comfort for those struggling with their own path through parenthood – whether they have just given birth or are still months away from meeting their baby face-to-face for the first time.

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Hermione M.

My name is Hermione. I am the founder of WomenH and I write about women's health, wellness, mental health, and personal growth. I created this platform to inspire women to take care of themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally to become their best selves. Thank you for stopping by.

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