Mother’s Day Gifts for Mothers-to-Be
We know you’ll have a lifetime of Mother’s Day gifts once your little one enters the world, but it couldn’t hurt to start a little early, right?
With pregnancy comes certain never-before-faced challenges — everything from an achy back to intense hangry fits to being unable to tie your shoes. Expectant mothers have to deal with almost as much as actual mothers do, so Mother’s Day may be the perfect time to celebrate the pregnant lady in your life. Partners, specifically, who are looking to spoil their pregnant wives are encouraged to check out Tummy Cradle’s list of perfect, last-minute gifts for Mother’s Day (most available in store or with two-day shipping on Amazon):
We know, we know, but we have to say it: pregnant women love Tummy Cradle! Finally, expectant moms can find some relief from an achy back by decompressing their spine and relaxing in a suspended, belly-down position. Especially for stomach sleepers, this face-down pregnancy pillow could be the difference between a well-rested, happy disposition and a cranky, achy momma-to-be.
Belly facials! These hydrating sheet masks from HATCH MAMA wrap around the entire belly to minimize the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy. Mommas-to-be will have to stay relatively still once this mask is smoothed over their tummy, so it’s the perfect opportunity for the pregnant woman in your life to sit down and relax.
With limits on expedited shipping, this gift might be a little late for Mother’s Day, but we’re sure any expectant mother would appreciate the thought — no matter the timing.
Prenatal Massage Gift Certificate
Studies have reported that stress can affect your baby’s development, so it’s important for an expectant mom to keep her mind calm and ready.
Prenatal massage is one way to ensure the pregnant woman in your life is relaxed. Massage in all its forms encourages the body to release happy hormones, like serotonin and dopamine, as well as produce more of the “feel-good” chemicals known as endorphins. Plus, with swollen body full of sensitive nerves, physical touch can be incredibly therapeutic.
While the whole “eating for two” thing is actually a myth, it’s true that most pregnant women (and people in general) have cravings. Pickles, ice cream, chocolate… grab any strange thing your partner craves and put them all in a cute arrangement. She’ll be delighted … and you won’t have to go to the store as often!
Bella B Tummy Honey Butter
Some women have learned to love their stretch marks as a tribute to their nine months of pregnancy, while others work day and night to ensure their body looks the same as it did pre-baby. Nine out of ten women find stretch marks on their body after pregnancy, but there are definite steps that pregnant mothers can take to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Bella B Tummy Honey Butter happens to be one of those steps. With ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter and aloe vera (oh, and honey, of course), this butter was created to soothe itchy, stretched tummies by improving skin elasticity.
Organic Nail Polish
Did you know some experts say traditional nail polish is dangerous for unborn babies? While there’s no clear evidence to back it up (so don’t stress out yet!), we’re all for playing it safe — so treat your pregnant loved one to an at-home mani-pedi with some organic nail polish, like Karma Hues. Without the use of non-toxic ingredients, everyone can rest easy. And your mother-to-be can feel just a little bit prettier!
A baby in the womb can hear at about 20 weeks and, at about 30 weeks, a baby starts to form memories. Since we all know music can make a pretty powerful impact, why not share what you’re listening to with your baby?
BellyBuds are a discreet alternative that allow you and your baby to listen to the same tunes simultaneously — wherever you may be. Just be careful with volume and weary of loud genres; between the stomach gurgles, bones cracking and your regular breathing and heartbeat, the womb is already a noisy place.
Maternity Clothes for Summer
Pregnancy can get sweaty, and the hot flashes are only amplified by sunny summer weather. Get your favorite mother-to-be some flowy summer clothing to match her style and her pregnancy.