Pregnancy Quotes Bible Edition: 30+ Best Bible Verses for Pregnancy

Pregnancy Quotes Bible Edition: Here are a few of my favorite bible passages to read when you’re expecting!

Reading bible verses during pregnancy helps you understand the deeper meaning behind pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond… Whether this is your first pregnancy or your fifth, these scriptures can inspire, encourage, and instruct you!

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My husband and I were on a business trip when I got that fateful positive test.

I remember praying in the hotel bathroom, “It’s okay if it’s negative, God. But please help me understand that now isn’t the right time.” The test came back negative. I cried a little bit, but I accepted it. Except…when I looked again…a second line had appeared.

What came next was a beautiful, terrifying, exhausting, and exciting journey that I’m still traveling.

From one mom to another, CONGRATULATIONS on your pregnancy. Motherhood is a journey, and it’s so rewarding (even if it can be a thankless job sometimes). Reading God’s Word is absolutely essential for equipping, comforting, encouraging, and transforming you.

Below are some of my favorite bible verses for pregnancy that I read. These passages tackle every situation of early motherhood: the fear, celebration, and the gift of children!

They’re also great for pregnancy announcements! 😉


Pregnancy Quotes Bible Edition: 25 Powerful Verses for Pregnancy Every Woman Should Read

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Inspiring Bible Verses About Pregnancy

What does the Bible say about pregnancy? Well, it’s actually mentioned SEVERAL times! Don’t worry, I’m skipping the scriptures on the pain of labor and getting right to the beauty and wonder of it.
These passages are great quotes for a pregnancy announcement, but also to celebrate the miracle of life that is happening in your body! 

1 Samuel 1:27 

“For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him.”

Jeremiah 1:5

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Psalm 22:10

“On you was I cast from my birth, and from my mother’s womb you have been my God.”

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James 1:17

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”

Luke 1:30

“And the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.'”

 Powerful Bible Verses for Pregnancy and Safe Delivery

Need some powerful bible verses to encourage you during the more anxious moments of pregnancy and delivery?

I struggled with A LOT of anxiety when I was expecting. Although I mostly had a healthy pregnancy, we had some hiccups. My babies were breech, we had a few scary ultrasounds, and I gave birth during the height of COVID.

And then afterward, with postpartum anxiety (here is a great article on overcoming anxiety with scripture). 

I prayed a lot during these stressful times. From one mom to another, let me reassure you: Scripture does ease your worries. I hope the scriptures below encourage you!

Matthew 6:26-27

Look at the birds of the air …  Are you not of more value than they? (27) And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?”

Psalm 61:2

“from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

Isaiah 41:10

“I can do all things through him who gives me strength.”

1 Peter 5:7

“Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”

John 16:21

“When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.”

Deuteronomy 31:8

“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

Final thing: During labor (just before pushing), I listened to the album, Scripture Lullabies. One of the songs, “Wonderfully Made” helped me feel so close to God in that moment. These songs are perfect for peace in the moment, but also great lullabies for your baby’s nighttime routine.

P.S. If you’re looking for a fantastic natural birthing class, I loved the Mama Natural Birth Course! I had an unmedicated birth the second time around and I attribute it to Genevieve’s wonderful class! Read my review here.

Bible Verses for Babies

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My second daughter had the worst colic! She would cry and cry and cry. As horrible as this might sound, some nights her constant crying made it difficult for me to see her as anything but a wailing gremlin. The verses below reminded me that she is a beautiful soul created by God for a special purpose.

Mama, I’m not going to lie. Sometimes, that little bundle of “joy” is going to be the source of pure insanity.

Maybe you’re experiencing doubts right now. It can be difficult to see the blessing of a child, when you’re worried about your situation, finances, or health.

Or perhaps you were so excited about your baby…but now that little one screams all day and all night, and you’re so exhausted that you can’t see straight. You find yourself torn between resentment toward your baby, and the guilt for even feeling it.

You’ll have to remind yourself that God knew your baby’s personality even in utero, that his frame was not hidden, that he was woven together, and created for a purpose. 

Here’s a few passages to help us remember how precious our children are. (They’re also great to read over your baby from Day 1!)

Psalm 127:3-4 

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.”

Proverbs 22:6

“Train up a child in the way he should go;  even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Psalm 139:13

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”

Verses for Motherhood

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Yours truly and my sweet baby. Each daughter completely shook what I thought I knew about life and parenting. To this day, I’m relying on God’s transformative grace to help me raise these girls!

It doesn’t matter how many baby books you read–sometimes you just won’t have the answers. I think motherhood is just another way God reminds us of our dependency on Him! 

As a mom you feel like you’ve lost your sense of “self.” I found that as a stay-at-home mom, I questioned my entire purpose. Like, what’s the point? I have a college degree and yet I’m wiping butts all day.

I forgot that motherhood is a calling–a holy one too. I’m raising a human being and, more importantly, a human soul. 

The passages below remind us of that incredibly important purpose.

They’ll also encourage and equip you. When your miracle baby has turned into a rebellious toddler who makes you question why you ever wanted to become a parent…you’ll start to question yourself and your capabilities.

Remember that our perfect, righteous God made you this baby’s mom. He will equip you through His Word!

1 Timothy 2:15 

“Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.”

1 Peter 4:10

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace” 

(Mama, you’ve been given a gift! For some moms, that’s teaching your little ones, for others it’s comfort, or maybe even leadership. Whatever it is, don’t discount it! God has equipped you to raise this child.)

2 Corinthians 12:9

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Ezekiel 19:2

“and say: What was your mother? A lioness! Among lions she crouched; in the midst of young lions she reared her cubs.”

Romans 12:2 

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Proverbs 13:24 

“Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them.”

Matthew 11:8 

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Ephesians 2:10 

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Ephesians 6:4 

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

2 Chronicles 15:7 

But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.”

Psalm 94:18-19 

“When I thought, ‘My foot slips,’ your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.”


You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will make straight your paths.”   (To me, this verse screams motherhood)

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What Are Your Favorite Verses for Pregnancy?

If you’re expecting a baby, I sincerely hope that these bible verses encourage you!

One last piece of advice: pray and read your Bible, yes, but specifically ask for God to bring trustworthy mom friends into your life. God sends encouragement through these women, as well as fresh approaches and helpful criticism. You’ve heard that it takes a village to raise kids, and I whole-heartedly agree. We’re not meant to do this alone!

I made this website to tackle to tough topics of early motherhood. I hope you’ll check out some of our other posts.

In the meantime, please feel free to share some of your best bible verses about pregnancy!

Best wishes to you and your baby!

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