Trick or Treat? Pregnant on Halloween

halloween-151422_640.pngHappy Halloween! If you're pregnant on Halloween, do you consider it a terrible trick or a terrific treat? You may not be able to whoop it up all hours of the night and sip on spiked punch, but you can still have fun. Just to be sure, we prepared a how-to guide of sorts to make sure you find a treat for every trick.

 

TRICK? 

You're 39.5 weeks pregnant, so waddling door-to-door for candy does not sound like a good time.

TREAT!

Walking can help bring on labor! So get out there and get moving... maybe you'll end up with a November 1st baby! 

 

TRICK?

First trimester nausea is in full swing, which means a date with ginger ale and a trash bag -- as if Halloween night needed any more horrors!

TREAT! 

Hard candy, which you can find in mass quantities on Halloween, can help curb nausea. Dig through the candy you're supposed to be handing out, your older children's candy, or your office stash and find what works best for you. Lemon, peppermint, and cinnamon are popular to combat nausea. Sour candies also can help. 

 

TRICK?

You're 30 weeks pregnant, you just got invited to a Halloween party, and all you can find at home is last year's "sexy witch" costume.  

TREAT!

Last minute pregnant costume? No problem! It's nothing a little body paint can't fix. Wear a form-fitted shirt, lift it above your belly, and get painting! Think of all the round (or round-ish) things you can paint, like a pumpkin, basketball, fish bowl, avocado, gumball machine, baseball, or a beach ball. Of course, you might need some help for those hard to reach spots, so enlist your partner, friend, or neighbor!

 

TRICK?

You're so. dang. tired. You consider telling your kids that Halloween was cancelled so you can get some sleep. 

TREAT!

Splash some water on your face and keep your eyes on the prize: candy for days!  

 

TRICK?

You don't yet have a child you can take trick-or-treating, but you want need candy. 

TREAT!

Two words: Halloween clearance. 

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