5 Pregnancy Gifts for Mamas-to-Be

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

It can be a very exciting time when you find out that a loved one is pregnant, and we often look for special ways to treat mamas-to-be. Based on my own experience as a mama-to-be for the second time around, here are a few gifts that I think any pregnant woman would love:

1. A pampering basket
I am a huge fan of the Earth Mama Baby Angel products, and they offer the sweetest green and natural gift set for only $19.95: A Little Something for Mama-to-Be. All products are natural and organic with zero toxins, and this treat would be especially nice for a mama in her first trimester as it contains products that combat queasiness including Organic Morning Wellness Tea and Happy Mama Spray.

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2. Books
How about a book to show mama that you respect her desires to be aware, informed, and comfortable with the childbirth process? Birthing from Within is a favorite of mine (You can read my book review and enter to win a copy of the author’s other childbirth aids here). The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth is another favorite. If you’re not sure what the mama would like, let her make her own choice with an Amazon gift card.

3. Pregnancy Massage
I don’t think any pregnant woman on the planet would be less than ecstatic to receive a gift certificate for a pregnancy massage. Pregnancy brings along many new changes to your body, and the relaxation and health benefits of a massage would be invaluable.

4. Prenatal Yoga
Prenatal yoga is such a wonderful way for pregnant women to develop an awareness of their body and breath – essential elements for a positive birth experience. It also helps mamas to center themselves and remain calm in a time that could be somewhat anxiety-filled. I am loving my prenatal yoga class. There is something about being in a room full of pregnant women who are all working towards a similar goal that is also really empowering.

If there are no prenatal yoga classes available, or if they are too expensive, a prenatal yoga DVD is a fantastic alternative. Element: Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga DVD comes highly recommended and it’s only $7.49!

5. Green Housecleaning
A pregnant mama appreciates nothing more than a break, and I think anyone would love a break from housecleaning. How about a gift certificate for a green housecleaning service? If that’s too costly, you and a friend could tag team mama’s house with some green cleaners and really giver her something to smile about.

What are you recommendations for special treats for pregnant mamas?

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1 Melissa January 17, 2012 at 10:08 am

Oh goodness, I would love any and all of these. Great suggestions! Do you think it would be too much if I posted this for my friends and family? ;)
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2 Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama January 17, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I hope you do post it for friends and family, Melissa! You deserve all of these treats and more!

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3 Julia @ A Little Bit of All of It January 17, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I was thinking the same thing Melissa!

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4 Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama January 17, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I hope some of your friends and family take the hint, Julia ;-)

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5 JDaniel4's Mom January 18, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I would have loved any of these gifts!
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6 Dionna @ Code Name: Mama January 19, 2012 at 11:55 am

Amen on the pregnancy massage!! I had one when I was about 34 wks pg and it was just what I needed.

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7 Elaine @ Being Mrs Roberts January 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm

One of the best gifts I received after each of my pregnancies was a gift certificate for a massage or facial. I always came back feeling like a new person. Pregnancy and childbirth are stressful. It was great to relax and recharge.

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8 Poppy January 20, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Pregnancy massages are becoming really popular round here, I have seen quite a few bill boards and adverts for them in the gym, it sounds like a great idea and an even better idea if someone else buys you it for a present!
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9 Amy ~ Eat. Live. Laugh. Shop. January 20, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Great list! I would have loved any of them!
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10 Fanni@massage January 25, 2012 at 8:09 am

Yoga is quite popular too. I would have loved to read more about pregnancy massages, but great list anyway.

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11 Gwendolyn February 13, 2012 at 2:17 am

This is a great list a good news for those pregnant women..Thank you for sharing this post..
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12 Cynthia May 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Great suggestions! I would love to receive any of them. :)
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13 Christine @ African Babies Don't Cry February 5, 2013 at 2:33 am

Fantastic list, i love it! :)

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14 Michelle August 11, 2013 at 2:24 pm

I know this is an older blog post but I couldnt resist sharing about Baby Bump Bundle – which creates gift bundles by trimester for mom-to-be !

http://www.babybumpbundle.com
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