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37 Helpful Bible Verses for Pregnancy | To Guide You Through Each Stage

It’s truly a miracle that the Lord has given you this sweet baby to grow and love over the next nine months. There are so many emotions that come along with finding out you are pregnant; Excitement, fear, and overwhelm (just to name a few). No matter what trimester you are in, these 37 Bible Verses for Pregnancy will help you navigate every stage from the moment you find out until you deliver your precious child.

When I look back at my first pregnancy, I was paralyzed by fear and worry. Being a Christ-centered mama, I knew that I should have been trusting God more…. But it wasn’t that easy. 

This time around (I’m in the first trimester with baby #2), I have been focusing on how God has blessed me… which has completely changed how I feel about this pregnancy. I’ve been journaling (almost) daily and cling to Bible Verses to pray over my pregnancy and unborn baby!

I hope that these Bible verses for pregnancy encourage you to find peace and stillness during this beautiful season. 

The TOP 11 Bible Verses for Pregnancy

No matter what stage of pregnancy you are in, these bible verses will remind you that you were made for this! God created women to grow, nurture, and birth children. These are the TOP Bible Verses for Pregnancy, which will help you through each trimester!

You will notice that most of these verses directly mention pregnancy or birth. I think that it’s important to see what God’s word says about pregnancy. A little later, I will go into bible verses that will help you navigate worry, labor and delivery, along with praying for your growing baby.

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1. Psalm 127:3-4

“Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.”

2. 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.”

3. James 1:17

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 

4. Psalm 139:13-18

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you.

5. Exodus 23:25-26

 “Worship the Lord your God, and blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.”

6. Jeremiah 29:11

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declare the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

7. 1 Timothy 2:15

“But women will be saved through childbearing-if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.”

8. John 16:21

“A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.”

9. Luke 1:44-45

44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.  Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

10. Deuteronomy 7:13

He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb, the crops of your land—your grain, new wine and olive oil—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.

11. Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Bible Verses for a Healthy Pregnancy

I remember begging God for a healthy pregnancy. All I wanted was for Him to protect my little baby and bring him/her to term.

Before I share the verses that I meditated on, I want you to know that if you have any kind of pregnancy complications this DOES NOT MEAN that the Lord doesn’t love you…. He isn’t listening to you…. Or that He doesn’t care about you.

This was a really hard reality for me to get over. I experience first trimester bleeding and then a NICU baby. These complication caused me to question the Lord. 

I’ve learned that these things were meant to bring Him glory. It was the plan that He had for our life, long before it was even created. This was supposed to be a part of your story… it has a purpose… even if it doesn’t feel like it right now!

With that being said, I do believe it’s important to be praying for a healthy pregnancy and that the Holy Spirit would lead us to make healthy decisions. Alrighty, let’s get into the best bible verses for a Healthy Pregnancy.

1. 3 John 1:2

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.

2. 1 Corinthians 10:31

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

3. 1 Samuel 1:27

I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.

4. Psalm 112:7

They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.

5. Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

6. Isaiah 44:2

This is what the Lord says— he who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you:

Do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.

Bible Verses for Anxiety + Worry During Pregnancy

With so many unknowns during pregnancy, anxiety and worry can feel like a natural response to controlling what feels uncontrollable. I’ve struggled with this BIG TIME during the first trimester of both of my pregnancies. These are some of my favorite Bible Verses that have brought me comfort and peace when I’m in a cycle of worry.

1. Isaiah 43:2

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.” (NIV)

2. John 14:27

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

3. Psalm 18:6

“In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.”

4. Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

5. Romans 8:26

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

If you are feeling worried because of pregnancy complications, check out the most comforting Bible Verses for Complications in Pregnancy

Bible Verses for Each Trimester

Each trimester can bring a flood of different emotions. If I’m being honest, each week brings a new set of feelings; This could be hormones, but I’m convinced it’s how we grow into motherhood. This is actually why I wrote a 40 week pregnancy devotional, to help moms become closer to God throughout their pregnancy.

I’m sharing my FAVORITE Bible Verses for each trimester. I ended up writing a blog post with prayers and scripture for each trimester, so make sure you check those out as well! They will encourage you through each phase!

First Trimester Bible Verses

1. Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

2. 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.

3. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

[Check out my week by week prayers and Bible Verses for the First Trimester.]

Second Trimester Bible Verses

1. Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

2. Deuteronomy 10:21

He is the one you praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.

3. Isaiah 49:16

See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.

[Want more Bible Verses for the Second Trimester? Click Here to see my favorites!]

Third Trimester Bible Verses

1. Ecclesiastes 3:11

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

2. Matthew 11:28-29

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

3. 1 Corinthians 6:19

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;

[Check out my Week by Week Scripture + Prayers for the Third Trimester.]

Bible Verses for a Safe Delivery

No matter how you bring your precious baby into this world, we all want a safe delivery. Just as I mentioned earlier in the praying for a healthy pregnancy section, I believe it’s important to be praying about this. 

BUT… if your labor and delivery doesn’t go according to YOUR plans…. Know that it has a purpose in GOD’s plans. Which is always a hard reality to understand. Alrighty, lets get into my favorite bible verses for a safe delivery. 

1. Isaiah 40:29

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

2. Romans 8:18

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

3. Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

[These are the Bible Verses that gave me strength during labor and delivery!]

Bible Verses for Your Unborn Baby

I believe that praying over your unborn child is one of the sweetest gifts you can give them. When I was pregnant with my first, in the moments where I felt anxiety I would turn to the Lord and pray for her life. It’s never too early to begin praying for your child’s purpose on this earth!

1. Philippians 1:9-11

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.

2. 2 Thessalonians 3:5

May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.

3. Psalm 126:2-3

Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”

The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

[For all 10 of the Bible Verses that I prayed over my daughter during pregnancy, check out this blog post!]

My Thoughts…

Pregnancy is such an amazing season. No matter where you are in your journey, I hope that these Bible Verses for pregnancy will encourage to you to strengthen your relationship with the Lord. He has blessed you with the greatest gift of all (a child!!!), take this time to find peace and stillness in His presence.

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