6 Perks of Being Pregnant During Halloween — and 4 Downfalls

Halloween will be here before we know it, and it’s time to start planning costumes and party plans, and mapping out kids’ trick-or-treating routes. This year, I’ll be hobbling along with my three kids as they knock on the doors asking for candy! At 8 months pregnant, it should be interesting!

I have been pregnant through Halloween for all of my children’s pregnancies, but it’s been a long time (8 years!) since I was this pregnant during the festivities.

I am excited for a few things about being pregnant now, but there are also some downsides to being in this state this time of year! My kids are really looking forward to the events that come with this time of year, and while I have mixed feelings, I can’t pretend I don’t love the candy that comes with it, too.

Click through and read 6 reasons it’s awesome to be pregnant during Halloween and 4 reasons it’s not!

  • Truth About Being Pregnant During Halloween 1 of 11
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    There are a lot of great things about being pregnant during Halloween and a few not-that-great things as well. 

  • Good Thing: The Candy 2 of 11
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    You have an out for when someone is asking why you ate so much candy — just tell them the baby really wanted it.

  • Good Thing: The Excuse 3 of 11
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    That candy you've eaten gives you a little explanation at your next prenatal appointment when you've gained more weight than you thought you would. You can tell yourself the next time it won't be as drastic.

  • Good Thing: The Costume 4 of 11
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    You have a built-in part for your costume that will help you stand out from the rest of the crowd.

  • Bad Thing: The Costume 5 of 11
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    It's hard to be creative when it comes to maternity costumes, so chances are you and the one other pregnant woman at the large party are wearing the same one.

  • Bad Thing: The Party 6 of 11
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    You go every year to the big adult-only party — only this year, you can't play bobbing for apples, and can't have any of the fun, spooky cocktails.

  • Good Thing: Another Excuse 7 of 11
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    I am not a real fan of trick-or-treating with my kids (gasp — I know, you're not supposed to reveal that!), so this year when I've had enough, I can blame it on the pregnancy and let my husband finish with the kids.

  • Good Thing: Blend It in 8 of 11
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    I am going to be in the second-half of my third trimester for Halloween, and that means I can hide my pregnant waddle  as part of my costume charm. No one will notice.

  • Bad Thing: Sexy Dressing 9 of 11
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    Being pregnant for Halloween is like the only time it's not appropriate for a grown adult woman to dress sexy. I mean, they make sexy everything (seriously, I saw sexy pizza costume), but it's a NO GO if you're sporting a baby bump.

  • Good Thing: No Scaring 10 of 11
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    I don't like to be scared, and when I'm walking (err ... waddling) around with a big belly, people are less likely to try to scare me half-to-death for fear of me going into labor.

  • Bad Thing: No Walking 11 of 11
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    So, the pregnancy may give you an excuse to get out of trick-or-treating with your kids, but like I said, it's not really that easy to get out of, so chances are you'll be walking. It will wear you out so much  (sooner than your kids, that's for sure) yet you'll have to keep marching on — or try to explain it to your kids.

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Devan is a freelance writer living in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three kids and expecting baby #4 at the end of this year. Read more from  on Babble and “like” Accustomed Chaos on Facebook!

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