Now that we’ve officially bid adieu to 2016 and happily clinked our way into the New Year, it’s time to share the latest and greatest trends coming up in the land of bumps and babies. From nurseries that bring the outdoors inside to the maternity trend we hope stays around forever, here’s what everyone will be talking about in 2017.

Wearable Tech for Tracking Fertility & Pregnancy

Wearable tech has been gaining momentum over the last few years and in 2016 the first ever wearable fertility tracker was approved by the FDA. So, tracking your ovulation just got a whole lot easier and convenient. The Ava Fertility Tracker is a bracelet that you can wear at night, so that while you're comfortably snoozing, Ava is busy collecting more than three million data points and measuring nine physiological parameters on your fertility status. The Ava bracelet looks similar to the Apple watch or Fitbit surge and at $199 is priced about the same.

Once you get pregnant, it's time to start tracking other things — like what exactly is going on in that belly of yours. With high tech wearables from Bloomlife, expectant parents can monitor contractions from the comfort of your own home. This new tech enables parents to make more confident and informed decisions. We're certain that wearable tech will continue to dominate the market in 2017 and offer even more solutions to parents who are trying to conceive as well as to those who are expecting.

Photo Via Ava Women

2017 is shaping up to be a great year for fresh designs and innovative products that cater to the needs of new and expectant parents. What trends are you most looking forward to in the year ahead? 

–Aimee Della Bitta