“Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb [beten], I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself” (Isaiah 44:24).
“Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly [beten], which are carried from the womb [me`ah]” (Isaiah 46:3).
“Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The Lord hath called [qara'] me from the womb [beten]; from the bowels [me`ah] of my mother hath he made mention of my name. . . . And now, saith the Lord that formed me from the womb [beten] to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the Lord” (Isaiah 49:1, 5).
“Before I formed thee in the belly [beten] I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb [rechem] I sanctified [qadash] thee, and I ordained [nathan] thee a prophet unto the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5).
“For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb [koilia]” (Luke 1:15).
Characteristics from before physical birth
“For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb [koilia]: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it” (Matthew 19:12).
“Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb [beten]” (Isaiah 48:8).
“The wicked are estranged from the womb [rechem]: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies” (Psalms 58:3).
Born into the world by water, blood, and the spirit
A mother acts as the gateway from the premortal existence to the mortal existence.
“That by reason of transgression cometh the fall, which fall bringeth death, and inasmuch as ye were born into the world by water, and blood, and the spirit, which I have made, and so became of dust a living soul, even so ye must be born again into the kingdom of heaven, of water, and of the Spirit, and be cleansed by blood, even the blood of mine Only Begotten; that ye might be sanctified from all sin, and enjoy the words of eternal life in this world, and eternal life in the world to come” (Moses 6:59).
We were born into the world by water and blood, provided by a mother; and spirit, provided by God.
“Every spirit of man was innocent in the beginning; and God having redeemed man from the fall, men became again, in their infant state, innocent before God” (D&C 93:38).
A mother is willing to shed blood to allow a child to come into the world innocent. In doing so, she plays a role that is representative of the Savior.