I've heard the best ideas always start off as a conversation. But we can't help to think the VERY best ideas start off as a conversation about pregnancy woes. Take our lovely new mama friends Valerie Darragh and Sabina Melarti, founders of BLANQI, the bodystyler support tank. Sick of the nonexistence of chic, practical pregnancy support garments, they put their ideas in motion to create a garment that supports your back, smoothes your shape and lifts that belly all at once. And now they're giving you, our lovely readers, the chance to win one!

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The coronavirus pandemic is setting up our communities for genuine mental health concerns. This may be especially true for new parents. When will 'normal' life return? How will I pay for diapers and baby food? Will my mom be able to help us now? What if my baby or my family get COVID-19? Unfortunately, no one knows the long-term impact or answers just yet.

Most families have built a network of social support by the time they have their first child—if they don't already have a support system, they develop one through various baby classes and groups set up for parents. The creation of the village can be instrumental to the mental health of new parents. Social distancing, the lockdown of cities, and isolation will inadvertently affect the type of support available.

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