If you are a mommy to be in 2019, or you are just thinking about maybe perhaps adding a bundle of joy to your family, you are probably at least just a little bit curious about the pregnancy trends that are out there. It’s always something new, no matter how crazy or wacky it might seem, there is always a woman out there who is ready to take herself and her baby bump into the next big thing! YouTube and social media have made it super easy for pregnancy trends to go viral, and celebrities are often to blame for sparking many of the up and coming pregnancy trends that we see in our daily culture. So, without further ado, let’s read on to discover some of the hottest pregnancy trends for 2019!
#1: Normalizing Breastfeeding
This is a trend that we can definitely get behind, for good reason! We are so happy to see celebrity mamas and regular super mamas alike begin to once and for all normalize breastfeeding. So much has been done in recent years to alleviate the stigma associated with breastfeeding and we are really finally starting to see it as a way to feed your baby, no more, no less. Celeb moms are breastfeeding during filming, on the runway, and at awards shows, and it’s great to see them embrace themselves as a mother and it’s really great and healthy to see society begin to become more accepting of these mamas!
#2: Sonogram Keepsakes
If you have been on Pinterest for any length of time, chances are you have seen sonogram keepsakes. These strange but cute treasures from pregnancy are really starting to catch on and more and more women are choosing to go beyond simple sonogram photos to create beautiful and meaningful keepsakes from their pregnancies. Some women are creating sonogram jewelry, with pendants depicting their unborn baby’s sonogram image. Many other moms are creating wall art, like canvas prints of their baby’s sonogram. One of the cutest sonogram trends we have seen involves embroidering the sonogram onto a piece of fabric to be displayed! Love it!
#3: Saving Your Placenta
Well, this isn’t really so much of a new trend as a continuation of an old trend, made famous by Kourtney Kardashian, who infamously served her famous family cooked placenta for dinner! Saving your placenta for future use is still a trend, and we are seeing more and more of it in the year 2019. It’s not just celeb moms who are embracing the placenta trend! Moms just like you and me are really making use of their placenta for superfood purproses! Whether the placenta is ground up and made into pills and encapsulated, or simply dried, ground and sprinkled onto food, there is no denying that the placenta as a superfood is a trend that is nowhere near over yet!
#4: Minimalist Mama
Maybe we all have Marie Kondo to thank for this trend, but more and more mamas are embracing minimalism centered lifestyles, and this is transferring over to their pregnancies as well! Gone are the days where moms to be stocked up on every single deal they could find during their pregnancies! These days, moms are opting for simple, peaceful nursery designs, and are going with the bare basics to ensure their pregnancies and life beyond is calm, soothing, and relaxing. Minimalism is one trend we are really excited to get behind, and we hope this one lasts a good while!
#5 Revamped Baby Showers
Gone are the days when women gathered around in a meeting hall to tie yarn around a pregnant woman’s belly or play other outdated and embarrassing shower games! Heck no! These days, baby showers are taking a classy and cool turn, and there are lots of different trends when it comes to baby showers. Of course, inviting the dads is super trendy right now, and coed showers have definitely become a “thing” in recent years! However, baby “sprinkles” are also super in right now, and this kind of goes along with the shift towards minimalism that we are seeing. More and more moms especially moms who have already had a baby, are deciding that they don’t need a big blow out baby shower and are instead opting for a smaller “sprinkle”, with family or a few close friends, where they are just gifted the essentials for baby. Some moms are forgoing the entire baby shower experience and opting instead to have a “sip and see” after the baby is born, where family and friends gather to meet the bundle of joy! Love this idea!