Bringing a child into the world is a wonderful thing, but the 9 months it takes to get there can be a painful journey without a helping hand.
Many of us dream of starting our own families one day.
So, when you fall pregnant and it finally starts to happen, it's a cause of real joy, hope, and optimism for a wonderful future together.
However, what you probably didn't expect are the many pregnancy pains you may experience during the 9 months you are carrying your child.
Because pregnant women commonly have to deal with a combination (if not all) of the following:
And while these pains are part of the body's natural process to create the perfect conditions to nurture and allow your baby to grow inside you.
They can be really debilitating, especially for first time moms who have no idea what to expect and may worry that the pains mean their is something wrong with their pregnancy.
So, if you have a pregnant wife, friend, or relative, why not get them a gift that can help take away their pregnancy pain and make things easier for them.
As there are plenty of gift ideas that can help a soon-to-be Mom cope with pregnancy pain, and I'll go through them one by one now.
1. Herbal Tea To Combat Morning Sickness
When you suffer from morning sickness it can feel like you're living the same nightmare over and over again.
As you wake up day after day feeling nauseous and drained of energy, then spend the morning running to the bathroom to vomit.
And the bad news is that despite the name, 'morning' sickness can strike at any time of the day.
So, the first gift idea we have to help women cope with pregnancy pains are some anti-sickness herbal teas.
As drinking a cup of soothing herbal tea in the morning can help to settle their stomachs down and take away the nausea.
And our choice for this would be the Pink Stork tea for morning sickness relief.
As this tea is caffeine-free and organically made with ginger and orange to naturally soothe the pains and cramps caused by morning sickness.
2. Natural Sweets To Fight The Nausea
Another gift option to help women fight the effects of morning sickness are some natural sweets for them to suck on to alleviate their nausea.
And you won't go wrong by giving them a pack of Tummydrops.
As these are made with organic, natural ingredients such as ginger and peppermint that do a fantastic job of soothing the stomach.
So much so that they are recommended by midwives, dietitians, and many other healthcare professionals as a good way to help ease nausea and morning sickness.
And you can find a wide range of flavours all with different intensity levels, so there's a pack to suit every pregnant woman's tastes and needs.
3. Anti-Sickness Acupressure Wrist Bands
Our final gift idea to help woman fight nausea during pregnancy is to get them a pair of acupressure wrist bands.
These work by pressing on acupressure points in your wrists as you wear them, which has been shown to be effective for combating nausea and sickness.
So they're great for people who suffer from motion sickness and nausea in general, but they also work well for women suffering from the symptoms of morning sickness.
Which means they are an easy way for them to cut down on the nausea and feel more like themselves again.
So, a pack of these anti-nausea wrist bands, such as the ones above by Sea-Band, make for a useful little gift for a pregnant friend.
4. A Hot & Cold Maternity Belt For Back Pain
An estimated 50% of women are likely to suffer from lower back pain during their pregnancy, mostly due to the extra weight of carrying a baby and the changes of posture it causes.
As both of these things add pressure and strain onto your lower back area, causing pain and tension.
So a gift that can help to ease this pain is a great idea, and you can do that with a maternity belt.
As these wrap around your waist to compress your abdomen, which helps to support your spine and makes it easier to maintain a healthier posture.
And one that makes an especially nice gift is the Spand-Ice maternity relief wrap.
As not only do you get the compression of regular maternity wraps, there are also two gel packs that you can place in pockets at the back of the belt.
And these can either be heated in a microwave to give you soothing warmth to help your aching back muscles to relax.
Or chilled in the freezer to give you ice cold pain relief that is great numbing pain and reducing inflammation.
So, this is a top gift to help them minimise any lower back pain during pregnancy.
5. A Massage Pillow For Pain Relief
Another gift idea that can soothe their aching backs during pregnancy is to get them a massage cushion.
These cushions contain rotating nodes that work on an electrical motor to knead your body as you lean against them.
And this helps any tight muscles to release, and is great for being able to relax and get more comfortable at home.
So, they're ideal for placing behind your lower back as you're watching TV, or behind your neck and shoulders when laying down to get some relief from the pain.
And the one I'd recommend as a gift is the Synca Wellness i-Puffy massage pillow.
As this cushion has 4 nodes that rotate in 3D to mimic the feeling you'd get when being massaged by an actual masseuse.
And the contoured shape mean it's comfortable to use and will mold into the natural curves of your body.
6. A Comfy Chair To Rest & Relax In
Having somewhere comfortable to sit and relieve some of the strain is a big thing when you're pregnant.
As you need to take care of yourself so you can also take care of the baby growing inside of you.
So, getting them a special chair where they can put their feet up when necessary is a wonderful gift idea for a pregnant woman.
And the Dutailer Sleigh glider chair fits the bill nicely.
As not only is the padding of the chair really comfortable and a joy to sit on.
You can also rock back and forth on it and sit in a slightly reclined angle to relieve the pressure that the extra weight of your baby has on your spine.
Which is great for easing back pain and keeping you feeling calm and relaxed.
It also comes with an ottoman to rest your feet on as well, which is an added bonus.
And they'll also be able to use this chair when the baby arrives too, as it's perfect for sitting in while rocking them to sleep.
7. A Hot Water Bottle For Stomach Cramps
Unfortunately, regular stomach cramps can become the norm during pregnancy.
And this can make you really uncomfortable and put a limit on the things you feel capable of doing.
So, a little gift idea that will help a pregnant woman overcome these cramping pains is to get them a hot water bottle like the one above by Attmu.
As holding one of these against your belly provides the heat that allows your stomach muscles to relax and give you some relief from the cramps.
And this will not only give them some relief, but it'll also help them to stay more active and carry on living their lives.
8. A Cuddly Toy You Can Heat Up
If you like the idea of what a hot water bottle does but want something that'll make a better gift, how about a heatable cuddly toy instead?
These are great as they can be heated up in the microwave and held close to your body to ease stomach cramps and pain.
So, they do a similar job to a hot water bottle.
But they also look cute, feel softer to the touch, and are much nicer to hold and have around.
And I'd heartily recommend the cuddly toys in the Warmies range, such as the sheep cuddly toy above.
As these toys are super soft, cute, and perfect to cuddle up with on days when you're feeling a bit rubbish.
9. A Heating Pad For Pain Relief
If you want to give them a gift that can provide a more intense form of heat for pain relief, then you could consider getting them an infrared heating pad.
These are pads that contain jade and tourmaline stones that heat up to give you a soothing warmth that penetrates deep into your tight and aching muscles.
And you can wrap them around any part of the body that's hurting.
So, they're especially good for relieving back pain, as you can lay on them or drape them over the back of your chair to help you to relax and let go.
And the one I'd recommend giving someone as a gift is the iReliev far infrared heating pad.
As while this one is powerful enough to reach 160 degrees Fahrenheit, you can also adjust it right down to as low as 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
And this is important when using one of these heating pads when pregnant.
Because you need to make sure you use them at a low enough heat setting that they don't raise your overall temperature, as this can be harmful for the baby if you get too hot.
10. Comfortable Maternity Wear For Bed
Your body shape will obviously change quite drastically as you move through the different stages of your pregnancy.
And this can cause you some wardrobe issues.
As none of your favourite clothes are going to fit you any more!
But you still want to feel comfortable and look good during your pregnancy, for your own confidence and self-esteem as much as anything.
So, buying someone lovely maternity clothes to wear is a great gift idea, whether that's clothes to wear when they go out, loungewear for days spent at home, or comfortable clothes to sleep in.
And I've given you an example of the latter above with the Everly Grey maternity pajama set.
Which both looks great and feels luxurious to wear too.
11. A Maternity Robe For Daily Comfort
Having a nice robe or dressing gown to wear as you potter around the house is a great thing for pregnant women.
As these robes are loose, light, and airy, so they're great for staying cool and comfortable as you wear them.
And a nice example of one you could give as a gift is the Baby Be Mine maternity robe above.
As this one is really stylish and can be worn at home during the pregnancy or even taken into the hospital to be worn during labour and after the birth too.
And being 95% cotton and 5% spandex means it's super comfortable to wear, which is exactly what you want with a gift of this kind for a pregnant woman.
12. A Silk Maternity Bra To Soothe Sore Breasts
Your breasts go through changes during pregnancy too, and this causes them to become a lot more tender and sensitive than usual.
Which means many pregnant women have problems wearing their normal bras, as they feel uncomfortable and irritating against the skin and nipples.
So, a gift idea that can help them through this period with less pain is to get them a silk maternity bra.
And a good choice is the Bravado Designs silk maternity bra.
As these bras have no wires, so are softer against your breasts.
And the silky stretch fabric of the bra supports them as they change shape, while also keeping you feeling nice and comfortable when wearing it.
13. A Warm & Snug Pair Of Slippers
Having sore and swollen feet is a real problem for women during pregnancy.
So, to help them ease this pain, how about getting them some soft and comfortable slippers to relax in at home?
As it's really important to only use footwear that is wide fitting and comfortable during this time.
And a pair of slippers is the perfect remedy for sore and swollen feet.
So, for an example of a good pair to go for check out the UGG Birche slippers.
As these ones contain sheepskin that feels amazing on the feet and will also keep their feet warm at the same time.
14. A Heated Foot Spa For Sore Feet
Another way to combat tired and sore feet during pregnancy is by using a heated foot spa.
As not only do you get the soothing and relaxing feeling of soaking them in the warm water.
These foot spas also have rollers at the bottom to provide a massage to help relax your feet even further.
So they make good gifts, and one I'd recommend is the WAHL heated foot spa.
As this one is extra deep, meaning you can submerge your feet up to the ankles to get the full benefit of the hot water.
And there are bubble jets and foot rollers that massage and relax your feet simultaneously.
15. Compression Socks To Combat Fatigue
You can keep the swelling in your feet and ankles that causes pain during pregnancy down to a minimum by wearing a pair of compression socks.
As these socks compress your lower limbs, which prevents excess blood and fluids from pooling in this area and causing your feet to swell.
And while this isn't the sexiest gift idea on this list, it can be a really helpful gift that a pregnant woman may not have thought of before.
So, add treat them to a pair of compression socks like the ones above by Wanderlust, and keep their foot pain down to a minimum.
16. A Ready-Made Pregnancy Gift Box
Ready made gift boxes can be a great option for pregnant women.
As they contain multiple items that they will want and need during pregnancy, and save you the time and effort of having to buy them all separately yourself.
But you do need to make sure you get a high quality one that only uses the best kinds of products.
And a good example of this are the Bump Boxes.
As these are gift boxes you can buy a 6, 9, or 12-month subscription for that will arrive each month of someone's pregnancy with items tailored to their particular stage of the journey.
So they'll get a range of skincare products, treats, bath bombs, books, and handy items that will help their through.
And you'll have given a gift that keeps giving throughout their pregnancy.
17. A Skincare Set To Keep Them Glowing
You'll want to look after your skin and look your best during pregnancy.
And pampering yourself can do you the world of good when you've been feeling a bit crappy because of the pregnancy pain and lethargy.
So, a skincare set is another good gift idea for pregnant women.
However, not just any skincare set will do.
As you'll need one that is organically made, safe to use, and free from any chemicals and fragrances that may be harmful for the baby.
And fortunately that's exactly what you'll get with the Mambino Organics Bun In The Oven skincare set.
As the product in this set are all safe to use and designed especially to be used during pregnancy.
And you get a good range of products too, as it includes a moisturiser, body wash, face serum, lip balm, and belly butter to get rid of stretch marks.
18. Bath Salts For Relaxation & Muscle Relief
Having a nice, long soak in the bath is a great way for any woman to relax and unwind after a long day of dealing with pregnancy pain.
As the hot water will loosen up any tight and aching muscles and help them to release any stress and tension they may be feeling.
And one way to increase the positive effects of having a bath is to add some epsom salts to it.
As these salts contain magnesium which is absorbed directly into the body to help you relax more deeply.
And for pregnant women this can also help to soothe nausea, ease aches and pains, and make it easier to sleep through the night afterwards.
So, a gift of a pack of Pink Stork pregnancy flakes is one that can help them to relax in both mind and body, and be better able to handle the trials and tribulations of pregnancy.
19. A Full Body Pregnancy Pillow
Getting a good night's can be a struggle when you're pregnant.
As you struggle with fatigue throughout the day that turns to insomnia at night, along with cramps, aches and pains, and worries that keep you awake when you should be resting.
And as your baby (and body) grows, it can be hard to find a comfortable position in bed that allows you to get the sleep you need.
So a gift that many pregnant women will absolutely adore is a full body pillow.
As this is a soft and comfortable pillow that runs the length of your body, which allows you to stay nicely aligned no matter what position you like to sleep in.
And it can feel comforting to cuddle up to as well, which helps to put your mind at ease.
So something like the Comfort U full body pregnancy pillow will be well received for sure.
20. A Pregnancy Wedge Pillow
As your bump begins to grow, it becomes harder and harder to maintain a healthy posture.
Because your body changes shape and the extra weight can make it uncomfortable to be in certain positions.
Which can make it hard to just sit down and relax, as well as making it difficult to sleep well.
So a really handy gift to get for a pregnant woman is a pregnancy wedge pillow.
As these pillows can be placed behind the lower back when sitting to take the pressure and strain off your lumbar spine.
And you can also use them in bed to keep your body aligned and make you more comfortable when trying to sleep.
So you should check out the Boppy pregnancy wedge pillow if this sounds like a good idea, as this one is supportive yet still comfortable.
21. A Birthing Ball For When They Have Hip Pain
Many expectant mothers will experience a mixture of hip and lower back pain during their pregnancy.
However, one way of alleviating that pain is by using a birthing ball.
As sitting on one of these balls can feel more comfortable when pregnant than sitting on a regular chair.
And the gentle movements you need to constantly make to stay balanced while sitting on them strengthens your core muscles.
Which gives your spine more support and helps your back to carry the extra weight in your belly.
And finally, they help to open up your hip and pelvic muscles, which eases pain and is also beneficial for when you finally give birth too.
So, getting someone a Birth Ball to use during their pregnancy makes for a very helpful gift.
22. A Book Telling Them What To Expect
When you're pregnant with your first child it's a real journey into the unknown.
As you have no idea what to expect or what you're supposed to be doing.
And this can cause you to stress and worry far more than is necessary, with every twinge and kick making you feel like something may be wrong.
So a gift that can help put a first time Moms mind at ease and give them some guidance is a lovely idea.
And you can do this with the 'What To Expect When You're Expecting' book by Heidi Murkoff.
As this will answer all the questions they have during pregnancy about what they should and shouldn't be doing.
So they can concentrate their energies on staying healthy and well as their new child grows inside them.
23. A Book To Make Them Laugh
When you're pregnant you may find you have more time than usual on your hands, especially if you're not working during this time.
And this can cause boredom if you run out of things to keep you occupied.
So getting them a gift that gives them something fun to do for a few hours each week can be a nice idea.
And one option is 'The Big Fat Activity Book For Pregnant People'.
This is especially good as it mixes up a range of activities like colouring in, puzzles, quizzes, and stories, all presented in a hilarious way that any pregnant woman will be able to relate to.
So you'll be giving them big laughs with this book too, which is never a bad thing.
24. A Box Of Chocs To Satisfy Those Cravings!
While getting your pregnant friend, wife, or girlfriend something practical that can take away their pregnancy pain is a wonderful thing to do, sometimes just treating them to something nice will do the job.
So, why not get them a gift they can enjoy instead.
This could be anything from a bunch of flowers, to a new novel, or a box of chocolates.
Because they deserve to take a break and treat themselves as they go through the magical journey of bringing new life into the world.
Falling pregnant and starting a family is a wonderful thing, and something many of us dream of doing one day.
However, it can also be a bit of a struggle for women, as it comes with various pregnancy pains that can be tough to deal with.
So I hope I've managed to give you some ideas for gifts here that can help them to cope with their pregnancy pain.
As these will all help to make their life easier as they prepare to give birth.