Pregnancy quotes, like everything else pregnancy-related, are often overly romanticized.
That’s why these real pregnancy quotes from 10 famous bad-ass women are freakin’ fantastic.
1. Carrie Fischer
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
2. Jada Pinkett Smith
I suddenly got overwhelmed that I was bringing another baby into the world, all that responsibility. So I cried. But I think crying is healthy. I cry every day. To me, crying is like taking a yoga class. It keeps you in touch.
-Jada Pickett Smith
3. Ali Wong
I felt powerful in this way of ‘I don’t give a fuck about what people think,’ and I felt this life running through me when she was kicking me. But I did also feel really vulnerable.
4. Nora Ephron
If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters.
5. Jill Scott
I truly loved being pregnant and feeling what was going on inside my body and watching it change. It’s difficult to recoup, but still amazing nonetheless.
6. Kate Winslet
God, my brain really goes to mush when I’m pregnant.
7. Ricki Lake
During labor the most important thing is to get primal and surrender to the process.
8. Laila Ali
I have cravings all the time, even when I’m not pregnant.
9. Jennifer Garner
I wish I was one of those cute pregnant girls who wear skinny jeans throughout their pregnancies. But I just gain weight.
10. Melissa McCarthy
I’m not a great pregnant woman.