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15 Mother’s Day Gifts for the Mom-to-Be

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s never too early to start thinking about creative and thoughtful Mother’s Day presents. If your wife or the woman in your life is expecting a baby, why not surprise her with a Mother’s Day present? Pregnant women are mothers, too! (Or they soon will be!)

The best Mother’s Day gift ideas are giving her presents that will make the pregnant woman’s life much easier!

Here are some ideas for Mother’s Day Gifts for Pregnant Women:

1. Belly Belt

Perfect for newly pregnant women, Belly Belts allow the mama-to-be to continue wearing her pre-pregnancy jeans, skirts, or pants for a little while longer. With a belly belt, most women can still in their regular attire for about three months. All you do is button the Belly Belt into your pants or skirts with the existing buttons or buttonholes. It’s an ingenious invention, and it’s beloved by pregnant women.

Check out the Belly Belt by Fertile Mind. Available for only $19.99 at most retailers. This is the bestselling product for moms-to-be, and it works great to helping her stay in her old clothes until the second or third trimester. It’s a money saver and a great product!

2. Ingrid and Isabel Maternity Bellaband

An alternative to the Belly Belt, Ingrid and Isabel’s Maternity Bellaband is ideal for when her pants start to get a bit too snug. She can simply unbutton her pants (or unzip them), slip this bella band over her pants, and it’s a stylish way to still wear her pre-pregnancy clothes for a little longer.

The Ingrid and Isabel maternity Bellaband is great for the first trimester, and it’s also idea for the postpartum period when her stomach isn’t quite back to its pre-pregnancy days.

3. Snoozer Full Body Pillow

As a woman’s belly grows in pregnancy, it becomes increasingly uncomfortable to sleep on her back. Sleeping on the left side is usually recommended for pregnant women, since it improves blood flow and enhances circulation.

Give the mom-to-be the best night’s sleep with a pregnancy pillow (also called a maternity pillow).

Snoozer Full Body Pregnancy Pillows are a great choice, and one of the most popular brands. This unique pillow is made in the U.S.A., and it has a polyfill synthetic down body. Available for under $60 at most retailers. (Snoozer also offers memory foam and goose full body pillows for slightly more.)

4. Leacho Snoogle Total Body Pillow

Leacho is another very popular brand of pregnancy pillows.

I highly recommend the Leacho Snoogle Total Body Pillow. It’s got 5.5 out of 6 starts on Amazon, and the unique shape gives the mom-to-be support from head to toe. Her head is propped up while she sleeps, which can ease congestion and stuffy noses in pregnancy. Her back is supported for extra comfort, and She can even tuck it between her legs for a relaxing sleep.

Another reason – it’s super affordable. On Amazon, you can buy it for around $52 with free shipping.

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5. Gift Certificates for a Prenatal Massage

The benefits of prenatal massage are numerous. Prenatal massage can ease sore spots, relax tense muscles, and improve many aches and pains of pregnancy, It’s a massage specifically tailored for pregnant women and their needs. Make the expectant mother feel pampered this Mother’s Day with a paid prenatal massage.

Depending on where you live, a 60-minute session can cost from $60 to $150. Some health insurance carriers will cover part of the prenatal massage if the pregnant women has a medical reason (like back pain). All you need is a prescription from the woman’s OB or midwife.

6. Belli Pregnancy Pampering Collection Gift Set

If you’d rather your pregnant wife (or friend) enjoy a relaxing spa day in the comfort of her home, you can’t go wrong with Belli Pregnancy Pampering Collection Gift Set (available for under $40 on Amazon).

This awesome kit gives you Elasticity Belli Oil (to help prevent stretch marks), All Day Moisture Body Lotion (to soothe her dry skin), Skin Smoothing Body Exfoliator (an invigorating body scrub that is rich in antioxidants), and Pampered Pregnancy Body Wash (perfect for a pregnant woman’s sensitive skin.)

What I love about Belli Pregnancy is that this company only uses natural, safe ingredients. Every single ingredient in all of their products are allergy tested, and free of synethic dyes, phthalates, and parabens. Plus, all of the ingredients are teratology screened to make sure that they have no harmful ingredients linked to birth defects. So, the pregnant woman is pampered, and her baby will be safe from harm!

7. BellyBuds – Pregnancy Belly Phones

This is a really cool product that any mom-to-be and dad-to-be, for that matter, is going to love. BellyBuds (pregnancy belly phones) allow the pregnant mom to play music and pre-recorded voices (of herself, dad, or any other family member) to the baby in the womb.

BellyBuds make it easy for any mom to bond with her baby. Plus, she can enjoy feeling the baby’s reaction to every sound that she plays using the BellyBuds. It’s definitely a cool product.

8. Take her on a Babymoon

If you really want to go all out for the mom-to-be, why not take her on a babymoon? A babymoon is like a honeymoon for pregnant women – a last hurrah before the baby arrives. Depending on your budget, you can take the mom-to-be to an exotic location, or just a romantic getaway at a B&B. Babymoons are relaxing, and the perfect Mother’s Day Gift for the mom-to-be.

9. Preggie Pop Drops

If your wife, friend or family member has just gotten pregnant and is battling morning sickness, give her some Preggie Drop Pops. These are 100 percent natural, drug-free anti-morning sickness candies that work wonders to helping ease nausea. They are made with aromatherapy and essential oils, and pregnant women love them.

Like with anything else, they don’t work for all women battling morning sickness. But they have rave reviews from moms who have tried them. So if her nausea and vomiting is making her life miserable, try Preggie Drop Pops.

10. Crane Drop Shape Cool Mist Humidifier

Nasal congestion can be annoying in pregnancy, so if the pregnant woman in your life is complaining about her stuffy nose at night, consider buying her a Crane Drop Shape Cool Mist Humidifier this Mother’s Day.

The unique design of this humidifier will fit into any home decor, and the cool mist will moisten the air and give the pregnant lady relief from her nighttime stuffy nose and dry throat.

Plus, the Crane Drop Cool Mist Humidifier comes in a variety of colors – green, orange, pink, white, blue … you just have to pick her favorite color.

11. Hire a cleaning service for the day

At the end of her pregnancy, she may want to nest and clean like crazy, but she might not have the energy for it. So why not schedule and pay for a professional house cleaning service for the mom-to-be? It’s a very sweet gesture, and it will give the pregnant mom the reassurance that her house will be clean and tidy by the time baby arrives.

Depending on your location and the size of your home, a one-time cleaning can range from $50 to $400.

12. Neato XV-11 All Floor Robotic Vacuum System

Don’t just hire a cleaning lady for a day; be more creative. Make sure the pregnant woman in your life never has to vacuum when she’s expecting! Get her the Neato XV-11 All Floor Robotic Vacuum System. It’s got 4 out of 5 stars (from 431 customer reviews) for its excellence.

This neat automatic vacuum cleaner will vacuum the entire floor, including deep corners and under furniture. It has a laser-based room positioning system that sees everything in the room its in, so it won’t bump into walls or other furniture. Plus, it works on all types of floors, including hardwood, carpets, rugs, stone and tile. You can even schedule automatic cleanings when you aren’t home.

Once it’s done vacuuming, it goes back to its charging base. The Neato XV-11 All Floor Robotic Vacuum System definitely lives up to its name. It is super neat, and I know that any pregnant woman (or any woman)) will love it. It definitely makes cleaning less of a chore!

13. Schedule a Maternity Photography Session

Almost every pregnant woman likes to document her pregnancy. Why not give her the gift of memories this Mother’s Day and schedule a maternity/pregnancy photography session. You can find photographers who specialize in this in virtually any city. Professional photography sessions can sometimes quite a bit – upwards of several hundred dollars.

Pregnancy Belly Casting Kits14. Pregnancy Belly Casting Kit

For a fun gift for the mom-to-be, why not get her a pregnancy belly casting kit? Casting kits are a fun project for the entire family to get involved in, and you can even decorate her belly cast in fun colors, with stickers, words, or whatever else you’d like.

Pregnancy Belly Cast Kits are available for under $30 at most retailers.

15. BabyPlus Prenatal Education System

This is a really cool product. The BabyPlus Prenatal Education System plays audio lessons to the baby that will help strengthen his or her learning ability after birth. You can start using it between 18 and 32 weeks of pregnancy, when the baby’s ears are developed enough. It’s comfortable to wear, and it will enhance your child’s intellectual abilities later in life.

Parents who have used BabyPlus find that their babies are more interactive, responsive, better relaxed and alert after birth, and they’re more ready to nurse. Their infants also reach developmental milestones sooner. Check it out!

About the author: DP Nguyen is founder and editor of Hip Chick’s Guide to PMS, Pregnancy and Babies. She’s an expert pregnancy and women’s health blogger. She is NOT a medical doctor and does NOT offer medical advice. Connect with her on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.

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