10 Great Holiday Gifts Ideas for Mamas on Bedrest

December 13th, 2010

Christmas is just over 2 weeks away and we here at Mamas on Bedrest & Beyond have 10 Great Holiday Gift ideas for Mamas on Bedrest.

1. Clean her house. In preparation for the holidays, you may want to offer to do a floor to ceiling cleaning of mama’s house, or you may offer to hire a cleaning company to do the cleaning. Either way, it will be much appreciated by mama and her family.

2. Groom Her Pet. Bed rest affects the entire family and the family pet is no exception. A Mama on Bedrest is confusing to a pet who may not have his regular companion or his regular care. Give the 4 legged family friend some extra TLC and it will no doubtedly warm mama’s heart as well.

3. Take Her Children to Enjoy Holiday Festivities. There are an abundance of holiday events to enjoy in every town in the United States. Here in Austin for example, the Flagship Whole Foods Market has ice skating on the roof terrace. Although Mama is sidelined, she would be thrilled to know that her children aren’t missing out on the fun. With so much “different” at home, children will also welcome the chance to go out and have fun.

4. Schedule Mama a Prenatal Massage. Bed rest is very hard on the body. Mamas on Bedrest often have a hard time getting comfortable and have more than the usual pregnancy aches and pains. A licensed, certified prenatal massage therapist will soothe mamas aches while also stimulating her circulation and lymphatic drainage. Mama will feel relaxed and refreshed.

5. Manicure/Pedicure. This is always a hit given that many mamas on bed rest can no longer reach their feet! Depending on your state’s laws, you may or may not be able to hire a licensed aesthetician to go to mamas home for her pampering. If  a professional spa mani/pedi is not possible, offer to perform the service yourself. Mama will love it!

6. Get Mama Moving! It is important that mama not become completely immobile while on bed rest. While she may only have bathroom privileges, mama should be moving her body at regular intervals to avoid aches, pains, sores, stiffness and muscle wasting. Mama should check with her provider first, but if okay, she should perform modiied prenatal exercises, such as those on the Bedrest Fitness DVD, to keep her muscles toned and strong, to alleviate stiffness and to maintain overall conditioning.

7. The Shower Hug. Mamas on Bedrest have a wide variety of ambulatory privileges, but her body will continue to grow and change. To alleviate any breast discomfort, the soft, terry Shower Hugs provide comfort and support to mama’s breast. They can be worn in the shower or dry for added support,  so we recommend buying at least 2.

8. Hot Mama Gowns. Mama may be on bed rest, but that’s no reason she can’t be fashionable! Hot Mama Gowns come in beautiful fabrics and and colors and can be worn by Mamas on Bedrest, at the hospital just after delivery and in the early post partum. Be sure to type in the promo code “BedRest” for an additional 10% off your order.

9. Sterling Silver “Mama” Pendant. These pendants are wonderful keepsakes and are made exclusively for Mamas on Bedrest. The Sterling Silver Pendant is embossed with “Mama” and each mama will receive birth stones to wear with the pendant after baby’s birth.

10. My Pregnancy DigiTime Capsule. This is a “must have” for new mamas! The My Pregnancy DigiTime Capsule is a flashdrive designed pregnancy memory book. Include ultrasound photos, songs, notes and special messages to the baby. What better way to capture all holiday happenings to share with baby later on ?

These are but a few of the ways that you can shower the joy of the season on Mamas on Bedrest. Which did you choose? What are your favorite ways to pamper Mamas on Bedrest? Tell us in the comments section below. Happy Holidays!!

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