Best Quotes About Maternity

Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits. -Dale Dauten

For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward. -Erma Bombeck

War is to man what maternity is to a woman. From a philosophical and doctrinal viewpoint, I do not believe in perpetual peace. -Benito Mussolini

And in the future, you know, maybe there's kids in the future for me, I don't really know. The interesting thing with me is that there has never been a woman doing what I'm doing at this level for this long. So, it's like, would Vince give me maternity leave? -Trish Stratus

I'm not taking maternity leave from 'Big Brother.' I e-mailed my boss over there this weekend and I said, 'Don't worry. I can still do the show! -Julie Chen

And under Obamacare, insurance companies can no longer discriminate against women. Before, some wouldn't cover women's most basic needs, like contraception and maternity care, but would still charge us up to 50 percent more than men – for a worse plan. -Kathleen Sebelius

I used to forget that I was an Indian woman. I would even forget that I was a woman. I don't think of myself as bringing to the table a lot of 'women's issues.' I don't feel the need to write about maternity. I grew up thinking that the talented people in comedy were hard-joke writers. -Mindy Kaling

I'm excited about going back to 'Today,' but, at odd moments, I'll grit my teeth in anxiety. I feel like a student before the start of school. I've got my new shoes and my book bag, but I'm not sure I'll remember how to do trigonometry. During my maternity leave, I haven't used many words of more than one syllable. -Jane Pauley

Hospitals are very extreme places – you can be in a maternity room one minute, and by someone's bedside as they're dying the next. -James Purefoy

The point of launching a maternity line, for me, was to do something different. -Jessica Simpson

For women who have children, the economic difficulty of sustaining a life as an artist maybe makes it impossible. There's no maternity leave, there's no pension. -Elizabeth Price

You don't have to just shop in the maternity section when you are pregnant – you can shop anywhere, just be shape and size savvy! -Holly Madison

As for critics, one mediocre writer is more valuable than ten good critics. They are like haughty, barren spinsters lodged in a maternity ward. -Peter Greenaway

One reason the United States is one of three countries in the world that do not have any form of paid maternity leave is that many American business leaders, like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, oppose any family-friendly policies. They scare people into thinking maternity leave will be a job killer. -Madeleine M. Kunin

Every time a woman leaves the workforce because she can't find or afford childcare, or she can't work out a flexible arrangement with her boss, or she has no paid maternity leave, her family's income falls down a notch. Simultaneously, national productivity numbers decline. -Madeleine M. Kunin

Look at Gwyneth Paltrow and my favourite, Kate Winslet. No one ever says, 'Oh, she's making a comeback.' To my mind, I just went on maternity leave and reported back to work. -Karisma Kapoor

I would love to design a maternity clothing line. It is so hard to find stylish clothes for pregnant people… I would say 99 percent of the clothes I wore were not maternity because I couldn't find anything I liked. -Kourtney Kardashian

I have two pairs of stretchy maternity leggings and jeans, which I will never give up, because once you experience an elastic band for a waist, you will never go back. -Daphne Oz

I sold my first short story while I was home on maternity leave, then began working on novels. Since I was reading and enjoying romance novels at the time, the first two unpublished manuscripts I wrote were both romances. I sold my third novel, 'Call After Midnight,' to Harlequin Intrigue after submitting it unagented. -Tess Gerritsen

In German science, we have a special problem. We lose talented women at the time they get pregnant. Some of it occurs because they are encouraged – by their husbands, bosses and the government – to take long maternity leaves. -Christiane Nusslein-Volhard

With so many part-time people on – and not on – the job, corporate America has started to feel like it's on a permanent maternity leave. Colleagues are an amorphous, free-floating army of rotating waifs whose voicemails are clogged with plaintive requests from their own offices for missing information. -Tina Brown

Working from home or going on maternity leave is no excuse to let go of your look. The more you schlep around in drawstring pants and tees, the less you're going to be able to pull yourself together when necessary. -Nina Garcia

I was so intent as a young lawyer on beating the men at their own game that I didn't take any real maternity leave with my three younger children. It is only looking back that I realise I wasn't beating the system but reinforcing it. -Cherie Blair

As an expectant mom who is currently self-employed, I'm amazed at just how tied to the workplace maternity benefits are. -Rachel Sklar

If salary is your most important consideration, make sure you don't take too much time off beyond the allotted 12-14 weeks of maternity leave – and certainly don't leave altogether. -Jean Chatzky

I like to stay in the rhythm of things. My maternity leave will be a few weeks long, and I'll work throughout it. -Marissa Mayer

The respect and protection of woman and of maternity should be raised to the position of an inalienable social duty and should become one of the principles of human morality. -Maria Montessori

There are disparities in accessing quality maternity health care in most every country, and most all health systems could and must be improved upon if we want to create healthy families who will thrive. -Christy Turlington

We know taking care of an infant isn't just women's work – so why should maternity leave be the norm when paternity leave is the exception? There's no question that taking care of and bonding with a new baby is just as important and meaningful for dads as it is for moms. -Randi Weingarten

I got married and had a baby, so I was doing the mummy thing. I got hyperemesis and was only supposed to go away for maternity leave, but then it ended up being three or four years, and by that time, it was hard to get back into the music world, so when Drake called, it was the perfect opportunity. -Kyla Reid

When I was first pregnant, I Googled a maternity website, and there was nothing that spoke to a girl with my lifestyle who had kids – everything was very boring and very pinky. I wanted to create a platform for all those amazing, beautiful, sexy, hands-on mummies and for them to share their lifestyles, their beauty tips. -Julia Restoin Roitfeld

My dream job would be to design a sexy maternity collection, maybe also beautiful lingerie for expecting women. It's impossible to find nice sexy lingerie anywhere for pregnant or nursing women, which is when you actually need an extra boost of confidence and feel sexy. -Julia Restoin Roitfeld

I come from Canada, and maternity leave is six months to a year, and they also have paternity leave, and I think that there's something to that. There's also something to making a more comfortable environment for women to breast feed or to bring their kids into work and to have more nurseries in these office buildings. -Cobie Smulders

Bergman movies were the most influential. They used to show at Goucher University, which was where my parents used to live. 'Brink of Life' was the first one I ever saw. Three pregnant women in a maternity ward and their misery – I love that. That is what I want to show at my funeral. -John Waters

I wanted a maternity dress, but I couldn't find anything I liked. Everything was abominable. So I made one. Then I made a pullover. 'Elle' put it on the cover. Then WWD elected me the Queen of Knitwear. -Sonia Rykiel

The system in Sweden is great because you get free healthcare and free education; someone who doesn't have a lot of money can become a doctor or lawyer. There's good paternity and maternity leave – the U.S. is probably the only civilised country in the world that doesn't give parents anything. -Alexander Skarsgard

When I first met YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, I was moderating a panel she was on for Harvard alums. We were both wrapping up our maternity leaves. She had just had her fifth child; I'd just had my second. We traded tips on maternity clothes, and I peppered her with questions about how she finds her balance. -Emily Chang

As the father of two daughters, the ongoing struggle for women's equality is very personal for me. That's why it has been an honor during my time in Congress to support women's rights by advocating for reproductive rights, equal pay, access to paid maternity leave and quality child care. -Mike Quigley

Before Obamacare, only 12% of individual insurance plans covered maternity plans. Even without that important benefit, women were charged up to 48% more than men for the same benefit package. -Jan Schakowsky

If workplaces that enlist happiness consultants really care about worker satisfaction, why not offer better maternity and paternity policies? Daycare options? They could advise managers to stop calling workers to come in on weekends or expect them to answer emails late on weeknights. -Mary Pilon

The funny thing is that, for some reason, people think when you're pregnant, you have to start wearing maternity wear and wear flats and look Mom-ish. I don't know exactly what people expect of people who are pregnant, but there's definitely a lot of moms out there that look super fabulous all the time, and I guess that's my inspiration. -Coco Rocha

I think that in the cultural imagination, motherhood has a primacy that fatherhood just doesn't; and that's not to say that there aren't many fathers who are active and engaged and for whom that is their life's passion. But somehow, in the imagination, there's something different about maternity. -Rumaan Alam

Early childhood offerings vary, but everywhere in Europe and in Canada, they're far more generous than in the United States. Ukrainian dads may not change enough diapers, but their government offers paid maternity leave; practically free preschool; and per-baby payments equivalent to eight months of an average salary. -Pamela Druckerman

A 75-year-old man doesn't need maternity leave or maternity care. A young person doesn't need geriatric care. -Dan Donovan

The wonderful police officers who spend time with me I don't think appreciate that, but I do still drive. I do still cook: not often, but just last week, I really felt like making one of my mum's old recipes – so I did. I do still go to our local department store to buy things like maternity jeans that no one else can really do for me. -Jacinda Ardern

I think everybody is born pure. You never go to the maternity ward and hold a baby that has bad energy. -David Luiz

Because women get more labor rights than men, meaning they get maternity leave, the employer prefers to hire men. -Jair Bolsonaro

One reason women are left 'holding the baby' is anti-male discrimination in rights of maternity/paternity leave. -Dominic Raab

While I am a pro-life woman, I am also a woman who is concerned about rights for the disabled, maternity leave, the death penalty, health care, domestic violence, breastfeeding rights, etc. -Abby Johnson

I took so many different things away from my maternity leave. It taught me to have more compassion for other people and to see every individual as someone's child. -Ainsley Earhardt

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