Welcome to my guide on gifts for a pain free pregnancy! I hope these gift ideas help you select the perfect thing for your loved one!
I wrote this pregnancy gift guide after my sister and best friend went through pregnancies. One of the biggest concerns of both ladies was finding ways to be comfortable because pregnancy can be very painful at times. After being pregnant myself, I know this is 100% true!
Pregnancy can cause a variety of painful experiences including low back pain. We’ve talked about gift ideas for people with back pain before but a lot of the items designed to prevent back pain are not ideal for pregnant women. Unfortunately despite having the same kind of pain, pregnant women can not use the same kind of devices to relieve back pain!
In today’s gift guide we are looking at some of the things pregnant women might enjoy in order to relieve pain during pregnancy based on our experience and research online. As always, when you give a gift that can affect health make sure to consult doctors!
Maternity Support Belt
Increased weight and abdomen size can pull the lower back forward and cause pain during pregnancy. Keeping your posture correct during pregnancy can help relieve this pain but doing so is easier said than done. Using a maternity support belt, especially later in pregnancy, can help maintain good posture. These supports are similar to a back brace but designed for pregnant women who also need support.
Update: During my pregnancy my sister-in-law got me one of these and it was amazing for helping with the added weight and back pain!
- Bracoo Breathable Abdominal Binder and Maternity Back Support
- AZMED Maternity Belt, Breathable Abdominal Binder, Back Support
- Medline Curad Maternity Belt
Staying comfortable during pregnancy can be difficult and keeping good posture while sleeping is hard! Luckily there are body pillows designed for pregnancy that help pregnant women keep the recommended sleeping position sleeping on your side. Keeping a body pillow on hand is a great idea for any pregnant woman which is why this specially designed body pillow is such a great gift idea!
Update: I bought one of these during pregnancy and it was amazing! I slept so well that I still use it… months after I gave birth.
- Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow
- Comfort-U Total Body Pillow
- J Shaped- Premium Contoured Body Pregnancy Maternity Pillow
Almost every woman likes to get shoes as a gift but during pregnancy the typical heels will need to be replaced with something practical. During pregnancy comfortable footwear is essential to preventing pain and problems while walking. Shoes like soft footbed sandals and slippers can help absorb pressure and alleviate pain. If you know a pregnant woman who doesn’t have a comfy pair of shoes like these then you might have the perfect gift idea!
Update: I lived in my comfy sneakers during pregnancy and plan to buy some Birkenstock’s for my next pregnancy! Comfort is key!
- Easy Spirit Women’s Traveltime 9 Clog
- Birkenstock Unisex Arizona Sandal
- Orthaheel Women’s Relax Slipper
These are all easy gifts to buy and give for a pregnant friend or loved one. During pregnancy women receive a lot of gifts related to the baby. While that is exciting for everyone, it is nice for the mom-to-be to also receive gifts and be taken care of properly! Giving these gifts for a pain free pregnancy really shows how much you care.