There are so many strange and exciting pregnancy trends that are on the horizon for this year! Some are pretty great and some are a little bit strange, that’s for sure! There are quite a few pregnancy trends that we can definitely get behind for 2019 as well. If you are interested in learning about what’s really hot in the world of pregnancy right now, read on for more info!
#1: Gender Reveals Gone Crazy!
Gender reveal parties have been a “thing” for the past few years, but gone are the days where a couple would cut a cake to reveal pink or blue, or open a box to see if pink or blue balloons floated out. No way, gender reveals these days have taken a turn for the outrageous, crazy, and unbelievable in some cases. It seems like the bigger, the better, as couples turn to using such crazy things as race cars, fireworks, airplanes, firetrucks, or marching bands! It really seems like gender reveals these days are out to shock and awe, and the social media world simply can’t get enough! Some of the most popular videos out there these days are gender reveals, and you can barely scroll through your newsfeed without seeing at least one crazy gender reveal!
#2: Scar Tattoos
While pregnancy leaves some women with permanent scars, whether it be from stretch marks or c-sections, gone are the days when women would cover these scars in shame or embarrassment. Quite the opposite actually! These days, more and more women are actually embracing their pregnancy scars, and getting tattoos over their stretch marks or c-section scars, which we think is pretty freaking cool! Girl power at it’s finest, and it’s so refreshing to see women embrace the scars of pregnancy rather than try to cover them up or make them go away! This is a trend that we really love and we are excited to see how it develops!
#3: Postpartum Transparency
In another pregnancy trend that we can really get behind, more and more women are embracing their post baby bodies and even posting them on social media for all the world to see! Gone are the days when women posted photos of themselves being bikini ready or back to their pre-baby weight just weeks after giving birth. Thanks to some brave and beautiful new celeb moms, including the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, we are starting to see more and more new moms showing us the reality of post-baby bodies, including scars, rounder tummies, and all the glory that goes along with giving birth! It’s so empowering to see women embrace themselves for all the beauty that is childbirth without striving to be perfect!
#4: Gender Neutral- All The Way
Embracing a trend of gender neutrality, more and more parents to be are opting to focus less on “boy” or “girl” things when it comes to raising kids. In fact, many parents to be are opting to not find out their baby’s gender at all, and leave it to be a surprise for the day of birth. Along those same lines, many parents are shifting towards gender neutral names, gender neutral clothing and gender neutral toys. Some parents are even creating gender neutral nurseries for their babies that can grow with them all the way through their teen years. More and more focus these days is on the baby themselves and not so much focus is put on gender roles, which is super refreshing to see! This gender neutral trend is sure to carry on for a while, and we are just getting started seeing where it will go!
#5: Self Care
One of the greatest and most refreshing baby and pregnancy trends of 2019 is a shift towards the importance of self care for moms to be. Gone are the days of martyrdom for pregnant women, trying to work themselves to death to be everything to everyone. Nope, these days, women are working more and more on self care, taking care of themselves, finding peace, and making sure that they are whole in spirit, mind and body during their pregnancies and beyond. I absolutely love this trend and I think it is so great that both pregnant women and new moms are looking towards the future and are taking better care of themselves! It’s so great! Whether it be spa treatments, sneaking in an extra nap, going to church, exercising, or making time for a girls’ night, pregnant women everywhere are doing whatever it is that makes them happy, and that’s something to smile about!