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June 29, 2019 Misc. Thanks 2 comments

Searching for something sweet and original things to say to that colleague or friend of yours who is on a baby break?

Here you’ll find a cradle full of maternity leave wishes that you can use as an inspiration to create your own delightfully beautiful wishes to wish her well during one of the most exciting moments of her life.


  • Now that you are about having a baby, happiness is going to be in close proximity to you all the days of your life. I hope you enjoy every moment of your baby break.
  • There’s no greater joy than being blessed with a baby. Have a joyful baby break. We love you so much!
  • I wish you all the happiness in the world on your maternity leave. May God, in His infinite love and mercy, bless both you and your sweet bundle of joy.
  • I want to use this opportunity to congratulate you once again on the little angel that has joined your beautiful family. I hope you enjoy every moment of this precious time with your little bundle of joy.
  • I hope you thoroughly enjoy every blessed moment of your time with your adorable little one. May every day of your maternity leave be as bright as the sun. Congratulations!
  • I pray that your newest arrival will bring you all the joy you deserve. Have a truly magical maternity leave. Love you lots!
  • Sending oceans of love and blessings your way as you get ready to bring into this world one of heaven’s most adorable angels. May your baby break fill your life to the brim with great joy.  
  • I’m thinking of you during this very beautiful period of your life. May happiness and love from above surround your new family until the end of time. Congratulations!
  • Best wishes for the amazing paternity leave you are about embarking on. It is one of the most beautiful journeys of life. I hope you enjoy every second of your time with your bundle of joy.

Wishing you all the best for your maternity leave.

  • Blessings to you and your bundle of joy and every member of your wonderful family during this special moment of your lives. May your maternity leave bring you more happiness than you ever imagined it would.
  • Wishing you all the best for a long and truly happy maternity leave. May love and happiness surround you and your family until the end of time. And don’t forget to say hello to your little angel for me.
  • Sending you a cradle full to the brim with blessings as you begin your maternity leave. Congrats once again on the arrival of your sweet, little angel.
  • By all accounts, being a parent is one of life’s greatest joys. I’m so glad you get to enjoy this great experience.
  • Yay! You made it into the world of parenthood at long last! To God be all the glory! May every moment of your time with your newborn baby be the most wonderful you’ve ever had.
  • May the birth of your wonderful daughter/son bring you all the bliss and contentment your heart can hold. Take care of yourself and your angelic little one.   
  • I hope you enjoy this priceless time you get to be with your infant. Have yourself a blissful maternity leave.
  • Wishing you a great baby break that overflows with laughter and every beautiful thing under the sun. May God bless and watch over you and your adorable, little one. Can’t wait to see you again!
  • I hope you thoroughly enjoy every moment you spend in the company of your little angel. Have a fabulously sweet maternity leave.
  • Being blessed with a baby is one of the greatest gifts of life. I am glad life has bestowed you with this priceless gift. You deserve nothing but absolute happiness on your maternity leave.

Congratulations on your Blessed Baby

  • Here’s to a maternity leave full of great joy, love, smiles, and laughter with your little angel sent down to Earth from heaven. I really can’t wait to meet your infant, whom I know will be as wonderful and sweet as its mommy.
  • At long last, the time has finally arrived! May the birth of your child bring into your life all the joy you so rightly deserve. Have a truly amazing maternity holiday!
  • I wish you such an incredibly beautiful maternity leave. May it be a thousand times more wonderful than you ever imagined it would be. You know what?!! I am beginning to miss you at work already.
  • There are many types of leaves from work, but none is as magical as a maternity leave. I am truly happy for you, my dear. May all the happiness in the universe dwell in the midst of your precious family. Have an absolutely beautiful time with your newborn!
  • I hope your maternity leave bestows you and your sweet family oceans of blessings and joy. And don’t forget to send picture of you and your little angel!
  • May the happiness that accompanies the arrival of your newborn spill over and follow you every other blessed day of your life. I wish you all the best on your maternity leave.

Love & Luck bringing new life into the world.

  • One thing is for sure, the workplace will never be the happy place that it is without your presence. Nonetheless, I wish you all the happiness and luck in the world as you welcome your little one home.
  • You are such a wonderful colleague and friend who deserves an absolutely wonderful baby break. The office is certainly going to miss you. May your maternity leave be packed with all the peace, glory, and happiness.
  • Just like you fill our lives with great happiness, so also do we pray that the birth of your baby will cause your heart to overflow with great happiness too. Happy maternity leave, dear.
  • I am happy you are taking a leave of absence to have a baby. The real joys of life really start from here. Have a truly wonderful baby break.
  • There’s no better time to bond with your newborn than on your maternity leave. May the next few months be the happiest days of your life so far. May God pour down His blessings on you and your newborn baby.
  • I hope you create mountains of sweet memories with your adorable little one to cherish and enjoy forever. Have the sweetest leave of your life.
  • Have a truly amazing maternity leave! We can’t wait to see you in a few months’ time. Until then, may the greatest treasures in the universe – happiness, peace and love – surround your life and that of every single lovely member of your family, especially your little angel, whom we are really looking forward to meet!
  • Wishing the happiest maternity leave ever to the most wonderful expectant mother in the world. Soon your baby will say goodbye to tummy and hello to mummy. We are really looking forward to that!

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A new baby being born is one of the most exciting and memorable events in anyone’s life. It is a truly momentous occasion filled with joy and happiness.

For new Mums and Dads, when they get home from the hospital with their new bundle of joy, messages of congratulations and best new baby wishes from loved ones are a wonderful gift.

These greetings will be cherished and can be looked back on over the years to come. Don’t worry if you can’t think of the perfect words to congratulate such an occasion, that is where we come in!

We have collated this list of the perfect new baby wishes and messages to place in any baby card; whether for a boy, a girl or twins; we have the most fitting, personal and heartfelt congratulations messages that will be treasured for a lifetime.

New baby wishes for a baby boy

 

01“Wishing you all the happiness and love in the world on the day your baby boy has arrived – beyond delighted for you all!”

 

 
 

02“Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby boy!”

 

03“The day is finally here and so is he! Congratulations on the birth of your adorable baby boy.”

 

04“I couldn’t be any happier for you both on the arrival of your little man! You two are going to make the most fantastic parents. Congratulations!”

 

05“I am so delighted and proud of you both for embarking on this journey of parenthood together; I can’t think of any two people more perfect. Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby boy.”

 

 
 

06“Congratulations! Your new baby boy is finally here and I cannot wait to meet him! Wishing you all the love in the world.”

 

07“The warmest congratulations on your new arrival! Hope mum and baby are doing well and I cannot wait to see you both!”

 

08“Welcome to the world! I cannot wait to meet you baby boy! Congratulations to Mum & Dad!”
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09“Congratulations on the arrival of your son and thank you for giving me the most beautiful nephew in the world!”

 

10“Thank you for giving us the most beautiful grandson! We love him so much already.”

 

 
 

11“The biggest congratulations on your new arrival! I cannot wait to have a cuddle!”

 

12“Congratulations! You guys are going to be the most awesome parents! What a lucky little boy!”

 

13“Massive Congratulations! Your new baby boy is here and he is already stealing hearts! What a handsome little man!”

 

14“Congratulations! You two deserve all the happiness this baby boy is going to bring you! So happy for you both.”

 

15“Hello little man! I am so excited you are finally here and I cannot wait to meet you! Sending lots of love and hugs!”

 

 
 

16“Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Wishing the three of you all the best.”

 

17“Congratulations! Sending the three of you all the love and luck in the world at this exciting time!”

 

18“Congratulations! I could not be happier for you both!”

 

19“Congratulations! I can’t believe he is finally here! Well done you two!”

 

20“Congratulations! So ecstatic for you both on the arrival of your new baby boy! He is just perfect!”

 

New baby wishes for a baby girl

 

21“Your little angel is here! Congratulations to you both!”

 

 
 

22“Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby girl”

 

23“We hope you both are ready for all the dress-ups and tea parties to come! Congratulations on the arrival of your new baby daughter!”

 

24“She is finally here! Warmest congratulations to the two of you on the arrival of your baby daughter”

 

25“Congratulations! You have a daughter! Sending lots of love at this special time.”
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26“Congratulations! Your new baby girl is here! Cannot wait to meet this beautiful little lady.”

 

 
 

27“Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness with your new daughter. Congratulations and all the best!”

 

28“What a fantastic role model your daughter has! You are going to make the most amazing mother and I cannot wait to see you both. Congratulations again!”

 

29“She is so beautiful! Congratulations on the birth of your new baby girl.”

 

30“Congratulations! Your new baby girl is finally here and we couldn’t be happier for you both!”

 

31“Congratulations on the arrival of your little princess!”

 

 
 

32“When two become three – congratulations on the birth of your baby daughter and latest addition to your family.”

 

33“Congratulations! It’s a baby girl! May your future be filled with lots of barbie dolls, fairy dust and happiness.”

 

34“I already have so much love for this little lady! I cannot wait to watch her grow! Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl!”

 

35“Congratulations! You both made a little miracle and we couldn’t be happier she is finally here! Best wishes to Mum, Dad and Baby Girl.”

 

36“Sending the biggest congratulations! What a lucky little girl to have you both for parents! Wishing you all the best as you embark on this new journey of parenthood together.”

 

 
 

37“Congratulations! Your new baby girl has arrived, and the luxury of uninterrupted sleeps have now gone! We hope you enjoy every second of this new adventure and don’t forget we are ready to babysit when you need to snooze!”

 

38“Congratulations! Wishing your new baby girl a wonderful life full of health and happiness!”

 

39“Delighted to hear the news that your new baby girl has arrived safely! Sending the warmest congratulations and hope Mum, Dad and Baby are all doing well!”

 

40“Mum has a new best friend and Dad has another girl to spoil! Congratulations on the birth of your daughter!”

 

Congratulations on the birth of twins

 

41“You two never did do anything by half, did you? Congratulations on the birth of your twins!”

 

 
 

42“Congratulations! Not only one baby to love, but two! So glad to hear they’ve arrived safely and you are all doing well.”

 

43“At least we don’t have to remember two birthdays! Congratulations on the arrival of your baby twins!”

 

44“Double the trouble! Double the joy! Congratulations on your baby girl and boy!”

 

45“Congratulations on the birth of your two baby boys! The world just got two more heartbreakers!”

 

46“Congratulations! Not only one little miracle but two – so delighted for you both!”

 

 
 

47“You’ve had twins! Congratulations on the birth of your new babies!”

 

48“Congratulations on the arrival of your new babies! Cannot wait to meet them for a cuddle!”

 

49“A boy and a girl! Now your family is complete! Congratulations on the birth of your new baby twins!”

 

50“You know what twins mean, don’t you? Double the cuteness and twice as much to love! Wishing the four of you all the best.”

 

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby girl. And I believe that you still have to keep your inner child, because it will help you to understand and to raise Probably most of the women speak just like that, before they get pregnant .

Like every pregnancy, every labor and delivery experience is different. Your birth story may be very different from your best friend’s or your mom’s. That uniqueness is one of the reasons we KB Moms love hearing and sharing birth stories. (In fact, we adore birth stories so much we created this super cute, printable form so moms can record some memories from their labor and delivery.)

As we KB Moms thought about our own birth stories, we realized that there were a lot of things we wish we had known on that journey to meet our babies. We figured a lot of expectant moms would want to know everything they could, so we decided to ask our favorite source, other moms, about their experiences and what they wish they had known about labor and delivery. Followers of our Facebook page provided so many brave and honest answers that it was hard to choose just 30.

Since every birth story is so different, we wanted to show a range of experiences (the good, the bad, and the funny), and we wanted to be real; we all need a little bit of real talk from other mamas to know what to expect--or to realize we’ll need to expect the unexpected. But as moms soon learn, we have untold and sometimes surprising strength to handle everything that comes our way, starting with that first contraction.

What You Need to Know About Contractions

1. “The contractions are the hardest part and hurt more than actually pushing the baby out.” A.L.

2. “…Warm baths actually do help with contraction pains. I can’t believe I never did it until my third.” G.L.

3. “That the contraction timing for before you come in is a guideline... Nearly a minute long counts as a minute. I couldn't even breathe through those suckers by the time I got to the hospital!” L.A.

What You Need to Know About Birth Plans

4. “You actually have options and can make decisions!! You DON'T have to do everything your doctor says…” B.S.

5. “That there is no such thing as a birth plan because your baby does not care about your birth plan.” C.B.

6. “I'm a mama of three AND an OB nurse! …The biggest piece of advice I can give anyone is to not get completely hung up on a birth plan. Things might not go exactly the way you had planned and that's perfectly fine as long as you and your baby are safe! My fellow nurses and I are your advocates. We truly do want to do things the way you want.” L.M.

7. “It’s ok if your birth plan doesn’t go as planned. That you know your body better than any nurse or doctor and to speak up sooner when you know something isn’t right! Next time will be different!” S.B.

What You Need to Know About Epidurals

8. “That not everyone loves the feeling of the epidural. Talk about major panic attack not being able to move half my body!” H.B.

9. “That epidurals are not always able to be placed on the first or even second try… and that epidurals can wear off.” M.S.

10. “I wanted to avoid the epidural but tapped out at 6 cm thinking I was several hours away from delivery and my contractions were SUPER intense. What I now know is that that was TRANSITION! I could have held out on the epidural, and my boy would have been born an hour later! 6cm is closer to 10 cm than you might think in active labor!” R.W.

What You Need to Know About Pushing

11. “That I had to hold my own legs and push.” A.S. 

12. “You won’t be like the Instagram stories where they only had to push three times. I only pushed for 45 minutes (I know some women do much longer), but I didn’t realize how long it’d take, and I was super annoyed the nurses wouldn’t call for my doctor when I started pushing.” D.W.

13. “That pushing with a stuffy allergy nose is incredibly difficult. Also, that you should really keep your eyes open when you make the final push (my nurses held a mirror during my LD for motivation)…. Try to take it all in as you’re pushing OUT!” G.E.

14. “Music can make labor & delivery a lot easier. I enjoyed instrumental for labor. My nurses, midwife & doula were singing along to my delivery playlist. Plus, I’ll always have the song my daughter was born to in my heart to cherish and tell her about when she’s older (‘I’m Coming Out’ by Diana Ross).” K.B.

15. “That you may not always have the urge to push. My first two natural births I had to ‘gut’ out. I never felt that urge. With the last two vaginal births I did, and it made pushing SO much easier!!!” S.B.

16. “That when I had to REALLLLYY go to the bathroom, it was time. But you know what? My hospital bed was saved because of that.” Z.A.

What You Need to Know About
How Long It Can Take

17. “The second baby comes quicker once contractions start!!! We almost had the baby in the truck!” B.R.

18. “That it might be way longer than expected (days and days) but also that you are way stronger than you think!” H.D.

19. “After three days of labor, four hours of pushing, our daughter was born via C-section... But even after ALL that, it went by too fast. You can’t get them back inside… Treasure the pregnancy, labor, delivery and moments just after they’re born!” H.S.

20. “How exhausting it is!!! 27 hours of labor with my first daughter and I was completely exhausted!” L.B.

What You Need to Know About
After Your Baby Arrives

21. “Maybe TMI but I wish I would have had them give me one more catheter before the epidural wore off. Going to the bathroom afterward was not so fun!” A.C.

22. “Have someone hold your hand during that first shower! After labor jelly legs almost made me bust it in the hospital shower!” A.O.

23. “I wish I would’ve known how great skin to skin with my baby (for almost two hours) immediately after birth was for the both of us! With my first three babies, that wasn’t something the hospital did; with my fourth it was a priority. It made such a huge difference in his transition to ‘the outside.’” C.C.

24. “That you still look eight months pregnant after baby is born. (In my head my belly was supposed to magically disappear.) ...” C.F.

25. “Surprised me that the uterus checks afterward hurt worse than the labor itself...” C.R.

26. “When they push on your stomach after... Good Lord!” K.H.

27. “You shake like mad afterward from all the adrenaline. No one told me, and I couldn't figure out why I couldn't control my movements from all the shaking. It was so scary.” S.G.

28. “That baby must poop at least once before the hospital will discharge.” R.R.

29. “How beautiful and magical it would be. Not to be so scared.” V.A.

And One All-star Recap

30. “1) Birth plans are nice but can be tossed out the window at a moment’s notice.
2) You can never have access to too many snacks. 
3) You will say/do crazy things thanks to a lack of sleep and a big bowl of hormonal soup. These will make for interesting stories later on.
4) Cherish the middle of the night activity. It goes by too fast.” M.H. 

What’s your birth story? We’d love to hear it. Comment below or share with us in our Facebook group, KindredMamas. Check out more labor and delivery tips, including what to bring to the hospital and what not to bring to the hospital. Don’t forget to pack our award-winning labor and delivery gown!


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You can ready every pregnancy book known to man, every baby book that has ever been penned, but it's still pretty impossible to completely prepare yourself for labor and delivery. You can write a birth plan and be as meticulous and organized as you've ever been before, but until you're in the middle of a contraction and your baby is crowning (or being pulled out of an incision in your abdomen), it's futile to assume you know exactly what you're in for.

It's frustrating, to be sure. You can be diligent and do your research, but child birth, and everything it entails, is different for every woman, which makes even the most universal experience difficult to completely describe to someone who is about to go through it. When you bring life into the world, time and emotions somehow transcend language, so when you ask a woman to share her birth story she can be as descriptive as humanly possible, and still fail to prepare another woman for her unique labor and delivery.

Not to mention that anything — and I mean anything — can happen. Because every woman's body is different (and thus, responds to pregnancy, labor and delivery differently) it is impossible to know exactly how someone is going to respond to something as miraculous and difficult getting a baby from the inside to the outside. We can prepare ourselves as best we can (something I highly recommend) but until that moment arrives, we can never completely know what we're about to feel, or how we're about to emotionally handle the rollercoaster that is labor and delivery.

Here are 20 moms sharing the one thing they wish they knew before it came time to push. We may not be able to completely prepare ourselves beforehand, but we can at least share our nuggets of earned wisdom for all those future moms who are reading every pregnancy book known to man and every baby book that has ever been penned.

Olivia, 31

"I actually felt really well-prepared. I have always been fascinated by childbirth so I had read a TON. I think the piece that could have been emphasized more is that you really just have to prepare to go with the flow. You don't know how long things might take. You don't know if you'll want your partner to rub your back like you had practiced. In a lot of ways you'll feel in touch and connected to your body, but in so many ways, you have no control. And letting go of that will help you in labor and in parenting."

Elise, 27

"That I could expect intense vaginal bleeding even after a c-section. For some reason, I didnt expect this. I was mostly focused on the wound itself."

Hannah, 28

"I wish that I had known more about the pain associated with Pitocin. My water broke with my first [baby] but the contractions never came. My doctor cranked it up after almost 12 hours of labor that wasn't going anywhere. I wanted to go as long without an epidural as I could but after the Pitocin was nearly doubled I couldn't take it. There is no comparison that even comes close to the normal, natural contractions of my second delivery and the medically induced ones of my first. Pitocin contractions are no joke and waiting for an epidural once they're in full swing was a harrowing experience."

Nicole, 34

Probably the fact that the doctor would only be there to catch the baby and...remove the placenta. My nurses were way more involved!

Elizabeth, 34

"I was 28 when I have birth. Transferred to a hospital from a birth center. It freaking hurts. A lot. The hippies lie."

Megan, 32

"I wish I knew how long it can take to deliver, I assumed it would be quick, like in the movies, but I pushed for a full three hours before my doctor decided a c-section would be a better option at that point for my preemie twins, and I felt guilty the entire time I was pushing because my family was waiting outside the door and bored."

Krista, 38

I wish "retained placenta" had been discussed with me. I bled for weeks and weeks after labor and kept getting told it was "normal". Come to find out I had retained placenta for 4 weeks! No one ever explained this risk to me and if they had, I would have pushed things alot quicker.

Oh! And this one is embarrassing... And doesn't happen to everyone... But I wish I'd known all the side effects to epidurals better. It gave me uncontrollable gas. So there I was... no control from the waist down, with gas. I had NEVER "tooted" in front of my husband before this. I was mortified!

Gemma, 27

"I wish I had known what labor felt like, because the nurses at the hospital admitted me when I wasn't actually in labor. Instead of admitting their mistake and letting me go home when I didn't progress over the next 12 hours, I was bullied into having my water broke and had tons of interventions that induced labor...even though I was only 37 weeks!"

Jamie, 32

You're in pain, not danger. It's natural for your body to go into panic mode when you're in pain because your monkey brain is like "Pain means you're gonna DIE!" but it's totally normal pain. Realizing this between my first and second labors resulted in two very different experiences.

McCalla, 36

"As a Doula and someone in the birth community, I wish more people knew or embraced was is that labor is a wonderful thing to cope with "unmedicated" if there are two elements on board. The first element of course is consent, that being a woman consents to feeling labor, to knowing labor, and to birthing unmedicated. If someone doesn't want to birth unmedicated it should never be suggested for them."

Birth is like sex for me in that personal autonomy and empowerment comes through consent and choice.

"But the second element I wish was more emphasized is that it makes sense to use physiological elements of coping when labor appears physiologically "typical." By that I mean if labor shows up with a normal timeframe if it starts on it's own, then breathing or getting in the water or slow dancing with your partner are effective and good coping practices. However, if labor shows up outside of physiological norms; For example, if Pitocin is administered or some other strange element, potentially back labor, endometrial scarring; these are the times for which coping is a wise choice. I see so many women have pain-shame in labors that are abnormal and they end up with unmedicated births that feel like torture because they are coping with a medical situation with non-medical pain coping practices.

And furthermore, in some of those instances, they end up with a cesarean birth because they get into a place of extreme maternal exhaustion instead of using the medical pain coping options when it becomes evident that those might be the better choice. It seems we often idealize the idea of natural to the point of forgetting that we live in a constructed and built world and we should adjust our concept of natural to take into account the advantages and realities of our current context."

Kimberly, 31

"Things will change. You are not a bad woman or weak or flawed if your birth plan doesn't go as "planned" (and, heads up, if won't). Having a medicated birth — or a cesarean — doesn't minimize your birthing experience, and you are NOT a deplorable human being for getting an epidural. In short, whatever happens, happens."

Jennifer, 27

Labor shakes! It was so scary!! [They] started [for me when I was] at 8cm — I had no idea what was happening and the nurses were so helpful telling me it's normal. I'd never heard of such a thing before it happened to me!

Brittany, 29

It would have been nice to know that there's a chance with an epidural it would take away contraction pain but not pressure pain.

Krissy, 37

"I wish I had known I cold expect more...respect. To not be talked down to and head patted. That it was OK for me to say no to anything, even tiny "meaningless" things, because they aren't meaningless at the time. I thought I was "silly-girl-dreaming-of-white-knights" for a long time because I realized I had been expecting that I would feel more after the birth: victorious, proud, magical — something. I had a right to that."

Brandi, 26

"I can't think of anything from my first labor and delivery. I had great nurses and it was pretty easy. But during my second delivery, I wish I would have stuck up for myself more, [because not doing so] caused complications leading to a emergency c-section and my son almost dying."

Karlee, 29

I wish I would've known they hooked you up to Pitocin after giving birth, so I could've opted OUT (or that I knew I could opt out). It was horrendous.

Also, I had NO IDEA I'd bleed so much. I wish someone would've sent me home with 100 pairs of those hospital granny panties. You know, the disposable ones that held in those monstrous sized pads that I'd have to wear for 6 weeks?

Liz, 36

"[That] it was OK if, for whatever reason, I did not feel the world stop when I first held [my baby]; that sometimes that bond can take time. And the second [thing I wish I had known] was that no matter how much you plan, you never know what the delivery will be like and expect the unexpected."

Catie, 27

One thing I wish I would have known during both of my labors is that every single choice is mine, and mine only. Not my husband's, not my nurses', not any of my friend's, or other moms' online. When I was having my children, I was fairly young and afraid of speaking up for myself. I wish I [hadn't been] and that I had spoken up for myself. No matter what your preferences are — calm, hectic, drugs, no drugs, whatever — speak up for yourself. This is your moment.

Julia, 28

"I wish I knew what "pushing" felt like, and how to push. I was never told that you needed to push like you were pooping prior to [having to do it myself]. I was half way through my third (what I thought was a push) and the nurse goes, "Girl, push like you're poopin'!!" And that changed everything! I had an epidural so I wasn't sure what I was supposed to do, and not being able to feel the lower half of my body definitely didn't help. So when she said that, I finally felt like I knew what the hell I was doing, or supposed to do at least!

Emotionally, I wish [I'd known] how strong I was. While in pain, and pushing, and tearing, and every other crazy thing that was happening to my body, I wish I knew that the hope I had for this baby would overpower the pain. That no matter how much pain I'd be in, hope and strength would get me through it."

Amy, 29

"That it would feel like I needed to take a crap! The rectal pressure was a surprise and very uncomfortable. Not sure how anyone could go through that AND contractions without an epidural."

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We're wishing you a healthy and easy pregnancy and delivery. . you can bring to the shower or send long before the shower happens.

Baby Shower wishes

A baby shower is a huge moment for a mom. She's excited, eager and waiting for the birth of her child.

So, here the largest list of 213 baby shower greetings and wishes that you can write on a card, send as a WhatsApp message or write on your photo for Instagram.

These warm wishes can make someone day by bringing in smile to their face.

Baby Shower Greetings List:

  1. Congratulations! You’ve been given the most valuable gift life has to offer.
  2. One will cry and one will laugh, one will weep and one will sleep. Though the troubles and the double shift, these memories will be worth the keep.
  3. Babies are a gift from heaven. Enjoy your new addition and may you have a happy and healthy long life together.
  4. We are so excited for you. Your life will never be the same. Have fun and enjoy, your little bundle of joy.
  5. The joy of having a child is like no other.
  6. A baby boy arrives, and just like that everything changes. The world gets bigger, the heart grows fuller, and the life gets better as he is in it.
  7. Warmest congratulations to you and your new little one. May you have lots of love, kisses and snuggling in the future.
  8. Enjoy looking after your baby, and don’t forget to pamper yourself.
  9. The littlest feet make the biggest footprints in our hearts. Enjoy this love.
  10. Enjoy every moment because they fly.
  11. A perfect example of minority rule is a new baby in the house. Enjoy your new master.
  12. Twinkle twinkle little star, can’t wait to see how cute you are.
  13. Welcoming baby with lots of love.
  14. Baby booties, baby toys, baby shower, baby joys. Warmest wishes to you and your baby.
  15. Babies are treasured, cherished, prized, beloved and adored, may you enjoy the best gift that you’ve been given.
  16. I know pregnancy may be overwhelming at times, and so too will having a newborn, but remember that you always have hundreds of Facebook friends to turn to for distraction.
  17. This little guy is already blessed with amazing parents. We can’t wait to watch your family grow.
  18. Welcome to the world little one! So thrilled that you are here.
  19. Twins are a blessing. But do remember, they will gang up against you and give you a mental breakdown!
  20. May you be blessed with the wisdom to be great parents. I pray for you all a happy and healthy life together.
  21. A wee bit of heaven drifted from above. A handful of happiness a heartful of love.
  22. May you grow up to be strong, healthy, kind, caring and successful.
  23. Looking forward to welcoming your new little baby to the world.
  24. Wishing you a hassle free pregnancy, an easy birth and a happy and healthy baby. Baby shower greetings!
  25. God gave you the best gift ever. May you and your baby be blessed forever!
  26. May you and your baby make many wonderful memories together. All the best!
  27. Thanks for inviting us along to share in the excitement of your soon to be new arrival. Wishing you all the best with babyhood.
  28. Every child is a gift from God. May God bless your baby.
  29. Whether you are a boy or a girl we will love you all the same and will treasure you forever.
  30. I’m really looking forward to learning everything about your new baby via Facebook.
  31. With our love and support I hope you know that we will be here for you and your new baby every step of the way. God bless.
  32. We hope you have your mom’s smile and your dad’s humor. Lots of love little man.
  33. I pray for your safe and smooth delivery and may God bless you with a healthy and happy baby.
  34. Congratulations on your gift from the stork! May the baby arrive happy and healthy.
  35. I wish you joy, I wish you luck, I wish you a safe delivery, I wish you a strong, beautiful and bouncing baby!
  36. Love just got real. So very excited for you.
  37. May the baby come out as wonderful and lovely as you. I wish you all the best!
  38. Warmest wishes to you as you enter this exciting new adventure. All the best to you and your baby!
  39. Twin sister or brother, how can these siblings live without each other!
  40. Your home will soon be filled with toys and will never be quiet again. Your house will often be a mess and you’ll frequently be tired. But there will always be love and laughter. All the best and many happy memories.
  41. Congratulations you two! You deserve every little slice of joy this baby will bring you.
  42. Congratulations to the new mommy and daddy. Soon you will be able to get away with sweatpants and no make-up in public.
  43. May you have many snuggling and fun times ahead of you. All the best to you and your new baby!
  44. May the stork bring you a bouncing, healthy, beautiful baby that you’ll treasure forever.
  45. I wish you all the best with everything, may your pregnancy go smoothly.
  46. Whether it’s a boy or a girl, I hope that it will fill up your life with abundant happiness.
  47. I look forward to being a part of this new journey. I can’t wait to help you with your little bundle of joy. Congratulations!
  48. May your baby arrive healthy and strong. I wish you all the best with your new role as parents. You’ll both be amazing!
  49. A precious little boy is on the way. What an exciting time for your family.
  50. The best thing to spend on your baby is time.
  51. May you both be happy and healthy.
  52. Congratulations on the new baby! I’m so happy for you, you will both be amazing parents.
  53. Sleepless nights are more than worth it with your little one. Their bright eyes and glowing hearts make the best night lights.
  54. If anybody knows how to handle this motherhood thing, it’s you!
  55. The little baby gives us butterflies, no matter how many times we see!
  56. Wishing the baby a life full of adventures, blue skies, dreaming coming true, happiness and joys!
  57. Wishing you all the best with your new baby on the way. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you. Congratulations mom to be!
  58. We can’t wait to spoil your little princess. She’s already so loved.
  59. I can’t wait to meet your baby, I know you’ll be a fantastic parents. Congratulations!
  60. Wishing you all the best with your expected new arrival.
  61. May your baby grow up to be humble and a wonderful human being. Congratulations!
  62. Roses are red, violets are blue, you will be given a new baby, congratulations to you!
  63. You’ve proven time and time again how strong and amazing of a woman you are. Never forget you have a whole village behind you in these exciting times.
  64. Congratulations! Wish you endless love and boundless patience for making your new role as super parents a grand success!
  65. A great joy is coming. Many best wishes for the remainder of your pregnancy.
  66. May the new baby bring you even closer together. I wish you both the best!
  67. Can’t wait to meet your new baby.
  68. A little gift wrapped up and tied, a little wish for the baby inside!
  69. A baby is a blessing, a gift from heaven above!
  70. May you be protected by God always, may your life be full of meaning, happiness and love and may you always walk in the path of righteousness.
  71. The long wait is over, the little angel has come. We rejoice with you for this sweet gift. May she grow up to be a loving person with a gentle spirit.
  72. Hip, hip, hurrah! You two are going to make such amazing parents.
  73. Looking at your baby reminds us of how beautiful a gift the God and the Heaven above has bestowed on you.
  74. We’re tutu excited to meet your darling daughter. Best wishes for the pregnancy.
  75. Here comes a brand new little boy, to fill all our hearts and lives with joy!
  76. Thank you for letting me be a part of you and your baby’s life.
  77. May your newborn bring you even closer as a family. Congratulations!
  78. I’ve never been more confident that you will be an amazing mother. I am so proud of you and I know your new baby will grow up to make you proud as well.
  79. A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
  80. Congratulations! You are going to be the best baby oven ever!
  81. Your baby is going to be special like his/her parents. Congratulations!
  82. A grand adventure is about to begin. Wishing you a safe delivery.
  83. A precious gift all bundled and tied, best wishes for you and your baby inside. Many congratulations to you!
  84. A cradle full of best wishes for your newborn baby girl.
  85. Sometimes the smallest things take the most room in your heart.
  86. To the soon to be parents! Wishing you a hassle free pregnancy.
  87. May you be blessed with a happy and healthy baby. I look forward to meeting your new bundle of joy.
  88. We are so happy for and you are so blessed to have a new little one in your life.
  89. Congratulations on giving your baby boy the most precious gift ever – a baby sister.
  90. All the best I wish to you, may your baby arrive healthy and bouncing too. Happy baby shower!
  91. You are going to be one of the most love children in all the world. So many of us are waiting for you with open arms and hearts.
  92. We know she’s going to fill your life with joy and love.
  93. Life gets stressful and overwhelming sometimes but just remember that I’m here for you whenever you need me.
  94. To me you’re a superhero, but to the little one, you’re their whole world. Much love in these coming months.
  95. Of all the people out there, you are exactly who I like to see having children, because you are the type of person who will raise people who will make the world a better place for us all.

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  96. Congrats and hats off to you two. Raising a child is the most important job in the world.
  97. Congratulations on your new blessing! I know you will be amazing parents. Best baby shower wishes to you!
  98. Wishing you a magical and memorable motherhood. May the journey be one of joy and beauty.
  99. May God protect you and your little treasure during the rest of your pregnancy, give you a smooth and easy birth and bring you both health and happiness throughout your lives.
  100. Tiny fingers and tickly toes, cowboy boots and trucks to tow. A bundle of joy, created by love. A precious gift, from Heaven above.
  101. Congratulations on making a miracle! We can’t wait to see the joy you’re bringing into the world.
  102. I was going to get you a stripper but then I realized this isn’t that kind of party.
  103. A mother-to-be has a wonderful dream. Such beautiful plans and love that never ends.
  104. May God bless you and your precious new baby!
  105. I hope you are prepared for motherhood’s busy schedule of posting baby photos on Facebook.
  106. We know your life is filled with joy, as you have (babby’s name) for a boy!
  107. I hope the stork brings you a happy, smiling new beautiful baby. Happy baby shower wishes!
  108. Congratulations, you are soon to be a Mom, one of the most noble and wonderful roles in all of society. Today we honor you and your coming blessing.
  109. That’s one lucky baby. I know you’ll make amazing parents. All the best!
  110. Wisdom for a baby: I might forget this, but I hope you won’t
  111. Can’t wait to shower the little one with hugs, kisses, and plenty of attention. Better get ready!
  112. Acknowledge how lucky, as parents, you are. Smile, as you gaze into your newborn’s eyes. Soak in the joy of having a baby and appreciate your life’s biggest prize. Wishing you two (almost three) all the best.
  113. What a joy a baby brings into our lives.
  114. What a bliss a new baby brings to our life. So happy for you both and congratulations!
  115. Someday you will be old enough to read these words, and when you are, there’s only one thing you need to know: you are loved and treasured.
  116. May you and your baby be showered with a lifetime of great happiness and blessings. Happy baby shower!
  117. There is nothing in life more precious than having a baby.
  118. To the future you: we’ve been waiting for you and can’t wait to see how you improve the world.
  119. Wine is mummy’s way of forgetting, what terrors you have been all day.
  120. Wishing you both well in these upcoming months. We can’t wait to meet the little one!
  121. The unconditional love that you will no doubt feel will be with you from the moment you set eyes on your little one.
  122. We will miss you while you’re on maternity leave almost as much as your infant will miss you when you go back to work.
  123. A great joy is coming all wrapped in pink. We can’t wait to meet her.
  124. Welcome to the world you lucky little baby! Congratulations!
  125. May you touch dragonflies and stars, dance with fairies and talk to the moon. May you grow up with love and gracious hearts and people who care. Welcome to the world little one, it has been waiting for you.
  126. Sending happy thoughts your way as you prepare to welcome a little someone new to your family. This little miracle will soon make your world more beautiful and happier.
  127. The little angel is here, and everyone’s coming to cheer. She is the perfect combination of princess and warrior.
  128. Get excited because soon you’re about to lose ten pounds in one day!
  129. Congratulations! The White Stork is just about to land at your door with a little one!
  130. Congratulations mom to be. May your child grow up to be a kind, loving, successful and special person.
  131. A beautiful little girl to play with and adore, to spoil a little and love a lot, who could ask for more!
  132. Double the giggles, double the grins. Double the troubles, when you are blessed with twins!
  133. A special gift to welcome your little someone new.
  134. Cheers to the new baby, new adventure and new appreciation of the word “me time". I am so happy for you.
  135. I’m so excited to share in this amazing gift with you. Congratulations on the new baby!
  136. I am so happy for both of you. Please know that I will always be here for you and your baby no matter what.
  137. You’re excited and we’re delighted your little one is on the way.
  138. Congratulations, you only need 14 more babies to qualify for your own reality show. Happy baby shower!
  139. Congratulations, a new bundle of joy is coming to fill your home with love and bliss.
  140. Lots of love and best wishes on the arrival of your new child.
  141. All my best to your little miracle.
  142. She has arrived, a little home made princess.
  143. Enjoy this wonderful and exciting baby shower, because it’s the last party you’ll have for a long time.
  144. May God bless you and your new baby with a lifetime of health, love and happiness.
  145. Congratulations! Hitting the bottle got a whole new meaning in your life!
  146. Oh Boy! We can’t wait to meet him. Thanks for inviting us to share in your baby shower celebrations.
  147. Looking forward to meeting that little angel of yours.
  148. Here’s to smiles, laughter, patience and joy. We hope you get a healthy baby girl or boy.
  149. So many happy and wonder-filled times ahead for you…congratulations!
  150. There are few things which bring more joy in life than being a mother. Baby shower congratulations to you.
  151. Wishing you all the best with the new baby which, is not far away now. Please let us know if you need absolutely anything along the way. Very excited for the both of you.
  152. You are having a fantastic little boy, with the cutest nose and perfect smile. He seems to have mommy’s gorgeous eyes, and comes with a truckload of style!
  153. May your baby shine like a star and make your life brighter. Congratulations and best wishes for your baby shower!
  154. In another couple of weeks, it’s going to be good-bye tummy and hello mommy! Can’t wait enough to see the baby’s pink-cheeked face and two beautiful eyes. We know your baby, be it girl or a boy, will be a bundle of joy. Hoping to see your new star soon and a shower of blessings to you and your new baby.
  155. This little prince has no idea how spoiled he’s about to be. Can’t wait for the big day!
  156. May you cherish every minute because time flies so fast. God bless you and your new baby!
  157. I can’t wait to meet you, watch you grow up and to shower you with love.
  158. Baby (noun) A little bit of heaven sent down to Earth.
  159. I’m so excited for both of you, soon you’ll be parents. May you and your family have a healthy and long life.
  160. Congratulations to an amazing Mom. I know that your new baby will only add to your joy and happiness.

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  161. Warmest wishes for the remainder of your pregnancy and the birth of your child. The best is yet to come.
  162. I know it may be tough not to be able to get drunk for 9 months, but don’t worry because soon you’ll be so sleep-deprived you’ll feel drunk all the time.
  163. Get ready for toy cars in all shapes and sizes, for balls, bats, and bikes, and all sorts of surprises. Congratulations on your little man.
  164. A warm welcome to your little someone new, I wish you all the best, and congratulations too!
  165. You are so blessed to have a new bundle of joy in your life. I wish you all the best wishes for your baby shower!
  166. Congratulations and all the best for the upcoming baby birth! So many things are needed for the new arrival, which makes it a great excuse to shop.
  167. A little one has joined you both, how happy you must be. It was great when there were two of you, but even better when there are three.
  168. You are bringing new life in to the world. You are creating a miracle. You are becoming a Mom. Congratulations and best baby shower wishes!
  169. Having a new baby is exciting but right now I am going to spoil you. Happy baby shower!
  170. Happy baby shower! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness with your new addition to your family.
  171. Little baby, we can’t wait to meet you and shower you with our love.
  172. Baby, may you be strong, brave, fearless. But also be kind, gentle, and forgiving! Be the best of the best!
  173. My wish to you: may your life be full of sticky fingers, dirty feet, lots of adventures, dreams, hugs and kisses.
  174. Well, little one, this is your first ever party. May you have many more celebrations, parties and moments of joy.
  175. Congratulations! The egg is about to crack!
  176. Booties and bonnets, ribbons and lace, little stuffed toys all over the place. Congratulations on your sweet little girl.
  177. Congratulations on your upcoming new arrival! I know you’ll be a wonderful mother.
  178. I am excited to celebrate this special moment in your life with you. Happy baby shower!
  179. May hope, love, joy, wisdom, bliss and endurance fill your home with the new baby on the way. Congratulations!
  180. Wishing you and your baby love, laughter, sunshine, and happiness.
  181. With this shower may your new baby feel the warm welcome, that is being expressed by all those who anxiously await his or her safe and healthy arrival.
  182. You are going to be a fantastic mother. I can’t wait to meet your little blessing.
  183. I will be more than happy to babysit your baby, as long as you don’t leave the room!
  184. May the joy of parenting bring you even closer together. All the best on your pregnancy!
  185. Looking forward to meeting your little angel. May God bless you and your new baby.
  186. Welcome to the world little one. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness, laughter and joy.
  187. Best wishes for you and your new bundle of love.
  188. The cuddling, the snuggling, the kissing and the loving. All of it you get to enjoy with the arrival of your new little bundle of joy.
  189. Trade in the designer purse and high heels for a diaper bag and flip-flops, you’re having a baby!
  190. Here’s to celebrating a new life, a new adventure, and a new baby! Congratulations!
  191. Hope the stork delivers you a strong, healthy, joyful, beautiful baby. Congratulations and baby shower greetings!
  192. I am overjoyed and am looking forward to meeting your new baby. Wishing you and your family a healthy life together. Happy baby shower!
  193. Congratulations! I am so delighted for you. I pray for your safety and a healthy delivery. I hope all goes smoothly.
  194. Little one, life will be a roller coaster full of ups and downs, but one thing you can always count on to remain the same is your parents love for you.
  195. May he/she bring you many happy memories.
  196. Here’s to smiles, laughter, patience, and joy. We hope you get a healthy baby girl or boy.
  197. Of all the precious gifts in life, the best is surely a baby – a blessing for now and forever.
  198. Wishing you a magical and memorable few years of upcoming babyhood. All the best. We love you.
  199. Funny how such a tiny thing can take up so much space in our hearts. Congratulations on the little one.
  200. I know you’ll be a wonderful mother.
  201. I wish you all the best on the remainder of your pregnancy and the delivery of your baby. Happy baby shower wishes to you both!
  202. Ahhh! Freaking out over here. Kudos, you guys. So happy for you two, that’s going to be one lucky baby.
  203. I hope that the next few months are hassle free and may your new baby come out healthy and happy.
  204. A lot of people will tell you to sleep when the baby sleeps. Just hope that the baby doesn’t sleep while you’re driving.
  205. Plenty of well wishes and big kisses are coming your way! Congratulations on your upcoming little one, we’re so excited for your growing family.
  206. Congratulations on your new baby! Please know that I am always here for you and support you 100%.
  207. To our dear little bundle of joy: I can’t wait to spoil you!
  208. Precious one, so small, so sweet, dancing in on Angel’s feet, straight from heaven’s brightest star, what a blessing you truly are.
  209. I hope that your baby is happy and healthy and may it light up your lives even more.
  210. I wish you a happy and healthy baby. Enjoy all the cuddles!
  211. This is really exciting!!!! But today I promise to shower you and your baby with lots of love and support. Congratulations!
  212. Let’s make a deal right now: you can complain all you want about baby problems and lack of sleep as long as you let me complain about being single.
  213. Your baby is so lucky to have you as a mother. Soon you will give birth to one of the great joys of your life.

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wishes before giving birth

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby girl. And I believe that you still have to keep your inner child, because it will help you to understand and to raise Probably most of the women speak just like that, before they get pregnant .

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