You know what they say about the holidays: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Except when you’re pregnant and you can’t drink, you’re exhausted, and frankly, you’re not always feeling sparkly and fine. Don’t worry! Nothing a little retail therapy can’t fix! Whether you’re in the market for a splurge or a steal, we’ve got every pregnancy party look covered. The Turtleneck Splurge: Isabella Oliver Grayson Dress, $159 Steal: Ann Taylor Maternity Turtleneck Sweater Dress, $98 The Jumpsuit Splurge: Loyal Hana Celia Jumper, $175 Steal: ASOS Maternity Minimal Jumpsuit, $72 The Sweater Dress Splurge: Hatch Collection Agyness Dress, $278 Steal: Pink Blush Maternity Cable Knit Sweater Dress, $45 Boho Beautiful Splurge: Collective Concepts Split-Neck Dress, $138 Steal: Topshop Maternity Embroidered Dress, $68 The Maxi (Bonus! They’re both nursing-friendly!) Splurge: Mitera Katie Nursing Dress, $316 Steal: ASOS Maternity Nursing Maxi Dress, $63

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Having a newborn is challenging at the best of times, but during forced isolation and in a climate of fear and uncertainty, it can become overwhelming.

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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