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  • 12 Thoughtful And Useful Gifts For Expecting Moms

    If you have a pregnant girl friend who is nearing her due date, these are some of the gifts she would really appreciate.
    by Grace Bautista .
12 Thoughtful And Useful Gifts For Expecting Moms
  • Carrying a child for nine months and giving birth are monumental feats that deserve to be rewarded and celebrated. That's why we have rounded up gift ideas for expecting moms that are not for the baby, but are really just for mom.

    12 gifts for expecting moms

    1. Traditional hilot massage

    A traditional postnatal hilot combined with the luxurious amenities of The Spa would be an appreciated, relaxing retreat for a new mom whose body is just recovering from the effects of pregnancy and childbirth. You can book an appointment here.

    PHOTO BY COURTESY OF THE SPA

    2. Postnatal tummy band

    A postnatal tummy binder provides support to a new mom’s flaccid abdominal muscles and possibly help the tummy go back to its pre-pregnancy shape. This breathable belly band from Inay Moments from Babymama has a pair of steel bones at the back to prevent the cloth from rolling down.

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    PHOTO BY COURTESY OF BABYMAMA

    3. Grab Food voucher

    A new mom needs all the rest she could get. It would be a great help if someone could take one or two meal preps from her to-do list so she could sleep or breastfeed more. This Grab Food voucher could do just that for moms in Metro Manila and Cebu.

    PHOTO BY COURTESY OF GRAB
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    4. Personal blender

    A personal blender is great for making lactation drinks and can also be used to puree baby food when it’s time for the baby to be introduced to solid food. This personal blender from Lazada will do.

    PHOTO BY COURTESY OF LAZADA

    5. Hair tonic

    Postpartum hair loss, even though normal, can be extremely concerning for some moms. If your girl friend is prone to hair loss worries, this hair tonic from Zalora is infused with aloe vera, vitamin B5 and sea water that may help reduce hair fall and stimulate hair growth. It’s safe for breastfeeding and pregnant women, too!

    PHOTO BY COURTESY OF ZALORA
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    6. Ollin diaper bag

    This diaper backpack in navy  from Baby Company will make a perfect gift for the mom who would rather not have cute prints on baby bags. It has many pockets and compartments to organize and carry all of baby’s (and mom and dad’s) essentials when going to the doctor or travelling.

    PHOTO BY COURTESY OF BABY COMPANY

    7. Soft, non-wire bra

    Pregnancy and breastfeeding change a woman’s frame leading to fluctuations in bra size during her breastfeeding journey. New moms will appreciate comfortable, right-sized bras that they could wear all day and night. This soft cup non-wire bra from Avon is a great alternative to nursing bras for women on the small side. These bras are soft, can be worn all day, easy to wash and last for years.

    PHOTO BY COURTESY OF AVON
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    8. Uniqlo Airism sleeveless top

    Moms swear by these tops with built-in bras as another great nursing bra alternative. They are comfortable and keep a mum sufficiently covered and supported throughout the day. Uniqlo’s molded cups are also durable. They stay in shape for years even if you wash them in the washing machine.

    PHOTO BY COURTESY OF UNIQLO

    9. Maxi panties

    Again, due to the physical changes brought about by pregnancy and childbirth, a new mom’s old, small underwear may not fit anymore. Undies that provide full support for the abdomen and the hips would make a great gift for new moms who are just getting used to their “new” body.

    PHOTO BY COURTESY OF AVON
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    10. Haakaa

    This letdown catcher will help your new mom friend save every drop of her milk and build her milk stash for when she goes back to work or when she needs to be away from her baby and could not directly breastfeed her little one.

    PHOTO BY COURTESY OF BABYMAMA

    11. Oryspa meditation balm

    This meditation balm is made with rice bran and is free of any harmful ingredients. If your mom friend is prone to experiencing migraine, nausea and even anxiety attacks while pregnant, this balm can help calm and comfort her.

    PHOTO BY COURTESY OF ORYSPA
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    12. Bloom nursing pillow

    A nursing pillow will be helpful for a new mom who is committed to breastfeeding. It will help support the baby and prevent ngalay while holding her baby in place to ensure correct latch.

    PHOTO BY COURTESY OF BABY COMPANY
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