July 11, 2024 - 3 min read
July 11, 2024

The 9 Best Things About Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is a beautiful and life-changing journey filled with a roller coaster of emotions, challenges, and remarkable joys. As demanding as it can be, there are many positives that come with being pregnant. While everyone’s experience and journey to parenthood is different, here are some widely accepted things that make being pregnant wonderful.


1. Growing New Life

The fact that you are growing a little human inside of you can put you in a constant feeling of amazement. The feeling of connection and anticipation throughout your pregnancy, especially when you feel those first kicks and flutters of baby saying, “Hi!” can create a great sense of responsibility, excitement and awe. 


2. Special Bonding Time

9 months of growing your little baby provides you with lots of bonding time before they are even born. Some ways you can connect with your baby are talking to them, singing, playing music, rubbing your belly, and even just planning what life will be like when they arrive. Maybe you have a name or nickname for them already. This can all help to build a strong emotional foundation with them. 


3. Support and Community

Pregnancy is a special time where loved ones, friends, colleagues and even strangers can provide extra support and kindness. They can follow along in your pregnancy journey and share in your excitement as milestones approach. When you have important appointments scheduled, you can share that news with your support circle. This sense of community can make you feel special and cared for. Free apps like Bumpdate are a great way to keep family and friends up to date as your pregnancy progresses. 


4. Preparing for Baby

Preparing for baby’s arrival is a very exciting time. From building your baby registry, to decorating their nursery and picking out tiny baby clothing and gear can all help you feel ready for the moment you bring your baby home.  For tips on how to create a baby registry, read, “I’m Expecting! How do I Make a Baby Registry?” 


5. Learning and Growing

Pregnancy is a time of self-discovery that can be incredibly rewarding and empowering. You’ll be pushed to new depths of patience and strength, learn new things about your own body, and prepare mentally and emotionally for birth and motherhood. Pregnancy is truly a journey of great learning and personal growth in areas you never would have thought.


6. Positive Lifestyle Changes

Many women find that pregnancy motivates them to adopt healthier lifestyle habits. It could be that doing it for yourself doesn’t feel like enough of a motivator, but now you have another precious, vulnerable, growing life in your hands. Eating nutritious foods, staying active, and avoiding harmful substances become top priorities. These positive changes can benefit you greatly during pregnancy as well as improve your long-term health and well-being.


7. The Excitement of the Unknown

Pregnancy is filled with anticipation and excitement about the future. The unknown can be a scary thing, but it can also be filled with lots of wonder, joy and excitement. Wondering who your baby will resemble, what their personality will be like, and imagining the moments you’ll share together is a joyful and thrilling part of the journey. One of the best parts is that there are always new unknown memories just on the horizon so as you may feel emotional leaving a memory or stage behind you can bask in the idea of beautiful unknown ones being right around the corner.


8. Feeling Special and Important

There’s something undeniably special about being pregnant. The amount of work it takes to grow a human isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s hard work! There is certainly a feeling of worth and accomplishment for all that you go through while carrying a child. Knowing that you are nurturing a new life can make you feel incredibly important and valued. This sense of purpose and significance is a powerful and uplifting aspect of pregnancy.


9. The Grand Finale: Meeting Your Baby

There is no greater joy than setting eyes on your baby and the pride you feel for having made and grown such a little human. All the challenges and discomforts of pregnancy culminate in the unforgettable moment when you finally meet your newborn. The sense of relief and joy flooding through your heart as you hold your newborn for the first time is a profound and deeply emotional experience that makes the hardship of it all worthwhile.




Pregnancy is such a special time that brings an overwhelming amount of joy, wonder and growth, while also bringing on challenges, changes and uncertainties. Embracing these positive aspects can help you navigate the journey with a sense of gratitude and excitement. Whether it’s support from family and friends, the bond you will share with your baby, or the personal growth you experience, pregnancy is a remarkable and rewarding time in a woman’s life. It will rebuild you into the woman you were always meant to be.

For more on expecting a baby, read 7 Appointments You Can Expect During Pregnancy


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Gabrielle Iorio Sylk


Gabrielle Iorio Sylk is the founder of Bumpdate. She is a mother, wife, and caring friend. Gabrielle uses her tech background and innovative skills to foster Bumpdate’s growth and bring people together during the most beautiful and challenging times in their lives. She lives on a farm in New Jersey with her husband, son, daughter, dog and the many woodland creatures who live in their backyard.



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