Gift Guide for Expectant & New Moms! From a doulas perspective.

Happy holidays everyone! Below are a handful of thoughtful gift ideas you can give that special expectant or new mom in your life.

Personally I am all about giving your time/energy and supporting local makers/businesses in your community when gifting. I have included some gifts from a doulas perspective, that I’m sure she will love.

In no particular order!

  1. Birth (Exercise) Ball - a birth ball is essentially an exercise ball. When purchasing a ball take into account her height. Her hips and knees should be at a 90 degree angle when she is sitting on the ball. A birth ball can be used throughout pregnancy, during labor, and to soothe a fussy newborn. She will get a lot of use out of one.

  2. DIY morning sickness kit - if she is experiencing morning sickness I know she will appreciate this gift. Things to include are: Vitamin B6, Ginger, Soda Water, Saltine Crackers and Acupressure point wrist bands. It would be a nice touch to a list of helpful tips to lessen pregnancy sickness, for example eating frequent smaller meals.

  3. Quality Time with You! -Make her feel special. This can be a date night in or out of the house. A simple walk in nature can also be very meaningful and get a new mama out of the house.

  4. Be her support Person - Going to appointments with her to meet with the OBGYN/Midwife/Doula/Pediatrician etc. It really means a lot to her and makes her feel supported.

  5. Pampering goodies or Gift Certificate from Hello Young Soapery - all small and handmade batches right here in Gillette, WY by a creative mama with two young kiddos.