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Kylie Jenner is pregnant, you guys. Well “sources” report she’s pregnant. But while Jenner has yet to officially confirm her pregnancy, you can still take advantage of this great moment in pop-culture history and dress your kids up as pregnant Kylie Jenner for Halloween. Well, you could dress up your kids as pregnant Kylie, but the question you should ask yourself, beyond giving yourself a nanosecond of props for being down with all of today’s memes, is as follows: Is this really the message you want to be putting out there? And do you want to use your innocent children as vehicles of that message? There are some big reasons why pregnant Kylie Jenner costumes for your kids are not OK. Oh, and just for the record: they’re not OK for adults, either.
Dressing like a pregnant woman as farce— any pregnant woman, not just celebrity ones— on Halloween is unkind, especially to those anxious about the possibility of miscarriage, or those who have suffered pregnancy and infant loss in the past. And when you think about the number of women you’re likely to pass by on the street when you’re trick-or-treating, or knocking on doors collecting candy with your kids, also think of this statistic: According to the American Pregnancy Association (APA), about 10-25 percent of all clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage.
Because, sure, she may be a celebrity, but she also “might” be a pregnant woman who has fears and anxieties about her pregnancy and impending labor and delivery.
Most people associate October as Pumpkin-Spice-Latte month, but it is also Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. This month of awareness was created to support the bereaved parents who have suffered the loss of an infant to miscarriage, stillbirth (which occurs in 1 in 160 pregnancies, according to the site Nationalshare.com), or in the first few months of life. For parents who have suffered infant loss, the sight of a pregnant lady Halloween costume can be triggering and deeply upsetting. Imagine a woman who has recently suffered infant loss, answering her door to greet trick-or-treaters only to be faced with…