71 Beautiful Bible Verses About Pregnancy

Powerful Bible Verses About Pregnancy

bible verses about pregnancy

Turning to scripture is one of the best things you can do throughout your pregnancy. Reading bible verses about pregnancy can truly uplift you and guide you spiritually throughout this journey.

I can confidently say that one of the ways I have overcome my own battles and hardships has been through prayer.

By turning to my faith, I have felt so much strength and peace, and I know that prayer can guide you throughout any journey- especially pregnancy!

Let these powerful bible verses about pregnancy comfort and guide you.

The following scripture I have compiled brings guidance and support for an unexpected pregnancy, wanting a safe and healthy pregnancy, fighting fear and anxiety, asking for strength during pregnancy/labor and delivery, and so much more.

Read on to find the perfect bible verses that will lift you up in prayer during pregnancy.

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Bible verses for unexpected pregnancy

An unexpected pregnancy can really bring fear and anxiety to expectant mothers.

These bible verses remind us that every pregnancy and every baby is a gift from God, and all in His timing. We may not have expected to be in this position, but by reading this scripture, we can find peace in accepting God’s Will.

Jeremiah 1:5

5 Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
    before you were born I dedicated you,
    a prophet to the nations I appointed you. (NABRE)

Luke 12:7

7 Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows. (NABRE)

Psalm 127:3-4

3 Certainly sons are a gift from the Lord,
    the fruit of the womb, a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
    are the sons born in one’s youth. (NABRE)

Genesis 9:1

1 God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them: Be fertile and multiply and fill the earth. (NABRE)

Luke 1:41-142

41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the holy Spirit, 42 cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. (NABRE)

Ecclesiastes 3:2

2 A time to give birth, and a time to die;
    a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant. (NABRE)

Matthew 18:5

5 And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me. (NABRE)

Galatians 1:15

15 But when [God], who from my mother’s womb had set me apart and called me through his grace, was pleased (NABRE)

Psalm 139:15-16

15 My bones are not hidden from you,
When I was being made in secret,
    fashioned in the depths of the earth.[a]
16 Your eyes saw me unformed;
    in your book all are written down;
    my days were shaped, before one came to be. (NABRE)

Genesis 22:17-18

 17 I will bless you and make your descendants as countless as the stars of the sky and the sands of the seashore; your descendants will take possession of the gates of their enemies, 18 and in your descendants all the nations of the earth will find blessing, because you obeyed my command. (NABRE)

James 1:17

17 all good giving and every perfect gift[a] is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no alteration or shadow caused by change.(NABRE)

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Bible verses for a safe and healthy pregnancy

No matter which trimester or stage of pregnancy you are in, any of the following bible verses can bring you hope for having a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Find the verses that stand out to you. Reflect on these verses every day. I would even encourage you to memorize a couple of these verses.

Say these verses every day and you’ll find yourself in a more positive and confident mindset for making it through your pregnancy.

Philippians 4:19

19 My God will fully supply whatever you need, in accord with his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. (NABRE)

Isaiah 65:20

20 No longer shall there be in it
    an infant who lives but a few days,
    nor anyone who does not live a full lifetime;
One who dies at a hundred years shall be considered a youth,
    and one who falls short of a hundred shall be thought accursed. (NABRE)

Psalm 147:13

13 For he has strengthened the bars of your gates,
    blessed your children within you.(NABRE)

Deuteronomy 7:13

13 He will love and bless and multiply you; he will bless the fruit of your womb and the produce of your soil, your grain and wine and oil, the young of your herds and the offspring of your flocks, in the land which he swore to your ancestors he would give you. (NABRE)

Isaiah 65:23

23 They shall not toil in vain,
    nor beget children for sudden destruction;
For they shall be a people blessed by the Lord
    and their descendants with them. (NABRE)

Mark 5:34

34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be cured of your affliction.” (NABRE)

Exodus 23:26

26 no woman in your land will be barren or miscarry; and I will give you a full span of life. (NABRE)

Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—oracle of the Lord—plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope. (NABRE)
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Scripture for fighting fear and anxiety during pregnancy

Release any fear or anxiety you have in your pregnancy through reflecting on the following scripture.

These are the perfect bible verses to remind us that God is all for us and with us, so there is nothing to be scared or worried about with God on our side.

Psalm 23:1-4

1 A psalm of David.
The Lord is my shepherd;
    there is nothing I lack.
2 In green pastures he makes me lie down;
    to still waters he leads me;
3     he restores my soul.
He guides me along right paths
    for the sake of his name.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff comfort me. (NABRE)

Isaiah 41:10

10 Do not fear: I am with you;
    do not be anxious: I am your God.
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. (NABRE)

1 Peter 5:7

7 Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you. (NABRE)

Joshua 1:9

9 I command you: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord, your God, is with you wherever you go. (NABRE)

Deuteronomy 31:8

8 It is the Lord who goes before you; he will be with you and will never fail you or forsake you. So do not fear or be dismayed. (NABRE)

Philippians 4:6-7

6 Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. 7 Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (NABRE)

Isaiah 43:5

5 Fear not, for I am with you;
    from the east I will bring back your offspring,
    from the west I will gather you. (NABRE)

Bible verses for strength during pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the hardest things that any human being can go through, and with these bible verses, you’ll find a newfound strength within you.

Philippians 4:13

13 I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me. (NABRE)

Proverbs 31:25

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity,
    and laughs at the days to come. (NABRE)

Exodus 15:2

2 My strength and my refuge is the Lord,
    and he has become my savior.
This is my God, I praise him;
    the God of my father, I extol him. (NABRE)

Isaiah 40:29-31

29 He gives power to the faint,
    abundant strength to the weak.
30 Though young men faint and grow weary,
    and youths stagger and fall,
31 They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength,
    they will soar on eagles’ wings;
They will run and not grow weary,
    walk and not grow faint. (NABRE)

2 Corinthians 12:9

9 but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses,[b] in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me. (NABRE)

Colossians 1:11-12

11 strengthened with every power, in accord with his glorious might, for all endurance and patience, with joy 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to share in the inheritance of the holy ones in light. (NABRE)
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Bible verses about pregnancy before marriage

What exactly does the bible say about pregnancy before marriage? Although there is no explicit scripture that speaks on pregnancy before marriage, the following verses can be used for reflection.

Hebrews 13:4

4 Let marriage be honored among all and the marriage bed be kept undefiled, for God will judge the immoral and adulterers. (NABRE)

1 Corinthians 6:18-20

18 Avoid immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the immoral person sins against his own body. 19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.(NABRE)

Deuteronomy 22:28-29

28 If a man comes upon a young woman, a virgin who is not betrothed, seizes her and lies with her, and they are discovered, 29 the man who lay with her shall give the young woman’s father fifty silver shekels and she will be his wife, because he has violated her. He may not divorce her as long as he lives. (NABRE)

Psalm 51:5

5 For I know my transgressions;
    my sin is always before me. (NABRE)

1 Corinthians 7:36

36 If anyone thinks he is behaving improperly toward his virgin, and if a critical moment has come and so it has to be, let him do as he wishes. He is committing no sin; let them get married. (NABRE)

Ephesians 5:3

3 Immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be mentioned among you, as is fitting among holy ones (NABRE)

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5

3 This is the will of God, your holiness: that you refrain from immorality, 4 that each of you know how to acquire a wife for himself in holiness and honor, 5 not in lustful passion as do the Gentiles who do not know God; (NABRE)

Bible verse about childbirth pain

If you’re anything like me, the pain that comes from childbirth has always been one of my biggest fears in life.

This is why we need to reflect on the following bible verses to help us overcome this fear and know that with God, we can endure any pain!

Psalm 112:7

7 He shall not fear an ill report;
    his heart is steadfast, trusting the Lord. (NABRE)

Isaiah 26:17

17 As a woman about to give birth
    writhes and cries out in pain,
    so were we before you, Lord. (NABRE)

1 Timothy 2:15

15 But she will be saved through motherhood, provided women persevere in faith and love and holiness, with self-control. (NABRE)

John 16:21

21 When a woman is in labor, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived; but when she has given birth to a child, she no longer remembers the pain because of her joy that a child has been born into the world. (NABRE)

2 Chronicles 15:7

7 But as for you, be strong and do not slack off, for there shall be a reward for what you do. (NABRE)

Psalm 127:3

3 Certainly sons are a gift from the Lord,
    the fruit of the womb, a reward. (NABRE)

Pregnancy scripture for trusting God and finding peace

God always has and always will have our back, but sometimes we forget this!

Reflect on the following verses throughout your pregnancy to remind your heart and soul to trust in Him. This is how you’ll find the peace you’re longing for.

Philippians 4:6-7

6 Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. 7 Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (NABRE)

Mark 5:34

34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be cured of your affliction.” (NABRE)

Psalm 120:1

1 A song of ascents.

The Lord answered me
    when I called in my distress (NABRE)

Luke 1:45

45 Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled. (NABRE)

Romans 15:13

13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the holy Spirit. (NABRE)

Hebrews 11:11

11 By faith he received power to generate, even though he was past the normal age—and Sarah herself was sterile—for he thought that the one who had made the promise was trustworthy. (NABRE)

Psalm 62:8

8 My deliverance and honor are with God,
    my strong rock;
    my refuge is with God. (NABRE)

Jeremiah 17:7

7 Blessed are those who trust in the Lord;
    the Lord will be their trust. (NABRE)

Proverbs 1:33

33 But whoever obeys me dwells in security,
    in peace, without fear of harm. (NABRE)

1 Samuel 1:20

20 She conceived and, at the end of her pregnancy, bore a son whom she named Samuel.“Because I asked the Lord for him.” (NABRE)
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Bible verses for labor and delivery

Perhaps one of the scariest stages of pregnancy!

Scripture is so beautiful that these verses can definitely bring you the support and comfort you need as you approach labor and delivery.

Genesis 15:1

1 Some time afterward, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: Do not fear, Abram! I am your shield; I will make your reward very great. (NABRE)

Psalm 121:1-3

1 A song of ascents.

I raise my eyes toward the mountains.
    From whence shall come my help?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
    the maker of heaven and earth.

3 He will not allow your foot to slip;
    or your guardian to sleep. (NABRE)

Psalm 55:22

22 Softer than butter is his speech,
    but war is in his heart.
Smoother than oil are his words,
    but they are unsheathed swords. (NABRE)

Isaiah 43:1

1 But now, thus says the Lord,
    who created you, Jacob, and formed you, Israel:
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
    I have called you by name: you are mine. (NABRE)

Proverbs 3:25-26

25 Do not be afraid of sudden terror,
    of the ruin of the wicked when it comes;
26 For the Lord will be your confidence,
    and will keep your foot from the snare. (NABRE)

Psalm 118:6

6 The Lord is with me; I am not afraid;
    what can mortals do against me? (NABRE)

Scripture to praise and thank God

Ultimately, we need to remember to praise and thank God for all He does for us.

It’s so easy for us to pray to Him and ask Him for help when we most need it, but how often do you personally remember to worship, praise, and thank Him? We’re all guilty of it, but we can always work on being better, right?

The following bible verses are perfect for praising and thanking God for guiding you throughout your pregnancy journey.

Psalm 139: 13-14a

13 You formed my inmost being;
    you knit me in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, because I am wonderfully made;
    wonderful are your works!
    My very self you know. (NABRE)

Psalm 40:16-17

16 Let those who say to me “Aha!”
    Be made desolate on account of their shame.
17 While those who seek you
    rejoice and be glad in you.
May those who long for your salvation
    always say, “The Lord is great.” (NABRE)

Psalm 118:1

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
    his mercy endures forever. (NABRE)

1 Samuel 1:27

27 I prayed for this child, and the Lord granted my request. (NABRE)

Psalm 71:6

6 On you I have depended since birth;
    from my mother’s womb you are my strength;
    my hope in you never wavers. (NABRE)

1 Thessalonians 5:18

18 In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. (NABRE)

New Testament verses for pregnancy

These are a couple of my favorite verses from the New Testament that you can reflect on throughout your pregnancy.

 Luke 1:45

45 Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.” (NABRE)

2 Corinthians 12:8-10

8 Three times I begged the Lord about this, that it might leave me, 9 but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me. 10 Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong. (NABRE)

Old Testament verses for pregnancy

Short but sweet, these verses from the Old Testament can also be your go-to’s during pregnancy.

Exodus 14:14

14 The Lord will fight for you; you have only to keep still. (NABRE)

Exodus 23:25

25 You shall serve the Lord, your God; then he will bless your food and drink, and I will remove sickness from your midst; (NABRE)

Final thoughts

What I want most for you is to have a beautiful pregnancy journey that you will always remember. Turning to your faith with prayer can be one of the most helpful and uplifting things you can do to achieve this.

If studies can find a connection between prayer and fertility, then prayer can most definitely accomplish so much for you during pregnancy.

So pick some of your favorite bible verses about pregnancy and write them down. Journal about them. Reflect on them with your partner. Memorize them.

Do this, and you’ll find yourself feeling the peace and comfort you need throughout this journey to motherhood.

**What are your favorite verses about pregnancy? What other scripture has helped you during your pregnancy? Share in the comments below  for other expectant mommas to read<3

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