Pregnant? What You Need to Know About Your Pregnancy

Pregnant? What You Need to Know About Your Pregnancy

3 Baby Shower Gift Ideas For The First-Time Mommy

by Joann Dunn

Wondering what to get the first-time mommy in your life that others likely won't think to gift her with? Here are three interesting gift ideas to consider getting her:

A 4D Ultrasound

4D ultrasound imaging produces visuals of the baby's skin and movement, providing a crisp, clear picture of what the baby looks like and how they're behaving. Because it's not considered to be a requirement as part of prenatal care, many times 4D ultrasounds aren't covered by insurance, and a private session has to be scheduled with a qualified doctor who offers the service.

So, consider giving the mommy-to-be in your life with a gift certificate good for a 4D ultrasound session. During the session, a DVD can be made for the new mommy to take home and watch as many times as she wants until the baby is born. And that DVD will serve as a memento for many years to come.

Newborn Fitness Classes

Getting some exercise together will give mom and baby an opportunity to bond, afford mom the ability to get back into shape and feel good about herself and help improve baby's motor skills as they learn about the world around them. An awesome baby shower gift for first-time mommies is paid for fitness classes that are designed specifically for moms and their newborns.

These classes typically include singing songs, time to stretch baby's arms and legs, the ability to practice light yoga poses, and the opportunity to learn new parenting skills. You should include a yoga mat and a new towel with the voucher for classes, so they have the gear they need for cleanliness and comfort during each session they attend.

Babysitting Coupons  

The new mommy will likely appreciate the opportunity to have some alone time at home, run errands by herself, or enjoy a girl's night out after the baby is born. Presenting her with a series of babysitting coupons that good for an hour or two of free sitting at a time is sure to put a big smile on her face.

Find coupon templates online and print a few out, then fill them in with a pen indicating how long each free babysitting session is good for, where the babysitting will take place, and what days or periods of times they're valid. Check your calendar when filling them out to ensure that you black-out any dates that you already have commitments or plans for.

These gift ideas will be a hit on their own, but you'll really make the mom-to-be in your life's day by combining two or all three of them. 


About Me

Pregnant? What You Need to Know About Your Pregnancy

During my first pregnancy, I spent a lot of time pushing pillows behind my back trying to find comfort. As the size of the baby grew, so did my discomfort. By the time she was born, I was more than ready to give birth. When I found out I was pregnant again, I was determined that I would not suffer through the same discomforts. I started researching ways to ease the symptoms of pregnancy, including back pain. I created this blog to help other expectant moms find remedies to deal with those symptoms that can be emotionally and physically draining.