(Closed) “Pregnancy Survival Kit”

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ive never seen one or made one, but Ive heard friends talk about “pregnancy baskets”. They put body butter in there, hemmoroid cream, edible goodies, and Ive heard of belly mold kits..? Ive never seen one nor know where you can get one, but that might be neat if its her kind of thing.Other than that I’m not sure…oh pregnancy pops! I guess you have them for morning sickness.

This is very thoughtful of you!

Post # 4
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

1st Trimester: You’re tired, you have to pee all the time, and you’re emotional.  I’d send something lighthearted like some Poise pads, some aroma therapy citrus “rejuvenating” something or other, and a joke book or something to make her laugh.

2nd Trimester: Energy picks up, so does your appetite.  Send some protein bars or something and a book or magazine about DIY baby stuff.

3rd Trimester: Energy crash you are EXHAUSTED, bloated, constipated, fat, and anxious.  Nesting kicks in here usually.  Your feet, back, legs, and butt hurt all the time.  I’d send a massage gift certificate, some Sennikot stool softener, a maternity support belt, and some aroma therapy lavender “relax!!” stuff.

Of course, all this would need a note explaining what it is and why you’re giving it to her.  And if she doesn’t like jokes like that she may not like it.  But I would have laughed out loud and loved a basket like that when I was preggo.

Post # 5
1032 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I am 26 weeks pregnant…here aer some of my ideas:

Palmers Coco Butter: We all know that stretch marks are heridtary but it’s still worth a shot…plus with all that skin stretching on your belly, you really wanna just lotion yourself

Water Bottle: I drink water ALL the time now

Ginger Gum, Tea, Etc: Most women get morning sickness. I have heard wonderful things about something called “preggo pops” I guess they are ginger lolipops

Book: Could be a “serious” book like “What to Expect…” or a funny book, my personal favorite is this one:Safe Baby Pregnancy Tips


Something Tiny: Us pregnant ladies love nothing more than those cute little baby socks, onsies, hats, etc….    🙂


Post # 6
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

That is such a sweet idea! I would definitely give her some of the Palmer’s tummy butter. I used it every day during my 3rd trimester and I have NO stretch marks!! An ultrasound picture frame is another good idea..and they also have tons of baby books out there. 

Post # 7
2865 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Maybe send her a nice baby/diaper bag filled with stuff.


Black Yoga pants – because they’re super comfy, grow with you and are nicer than sweatpants

Bella band – good to use before she needs any maternity pants

Water bottle or reusable cup – this one was by my side all thru pregnancy

A What to Expect book (not necessarily What to Expect but something that gives monthly updates)

Something funny like this

Something for the baby

Post # 8
3997 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have nothing else to add, everyone’s included all the things I would of wanted as a gift.  If anything, I’d say maternity pj’s.  I don’t have anything really comfy now that I’m huge and I don’t want to buy anthing more, so I just wear my husbands big t-shirts. 

This is such a nice thing to do for your friend!  We all need a lil extra TLC and that will certainly do it. 

Post # 10
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

I second all of Camrie’s ideas- my Bella Band saved me for the first two trimesters, and I lived in my yoga pants after that. I also brought a big water bottle to bed every night because I was constantly thirsty.

Maybe a giant tub of Tums too.


Post # 11
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I agree with maternity pj’s. It’s something I wasn’t willing to buy for myself b/c I thought stretchy pants and big tshirts would work throughout pregnancy. I was very wrong, but luckily my mom had insisted in buying me pj’s when I first got pregnant.

Post # 12
5385 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

That is so thoughtful of you. I would ask her what she craves and send her gift cards to those places (or include them in the basket). I would also give her a gift card to a nail salon for when she is no longer able to paint her toes. I would also include body butters and bubble bath. I think it would be good to give her a bath robe. I already have one, but I know that I won’t be able to fit it for long. Plus, she will need one for when she goes into the hospital. 

Post # 13
588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I recommend the book “Baby 411” it was very helpful. Also, I’d include a footprint mold kit (like the plaster-of-paris type). Is her personality more funny or serious? I would pick what to include based on that.

Post # 14
3586 posts
Sugar bee

So sweet to make this up for her! I wish someone had made one for me!

1. Like mightysapphire said- Poise Pads, let’s just say I learned this while throwing up in the Kroger Parking lot 1st trimester. 🙁

2. bikini wax gift certificate for 3rd trimester

3. Fiber one bars- Constipation sucks

4. The book The Unexpected when you are Expecting: Clear, Comprehensive Month by Month Dread by Mary Moore- quite hilarious!

Post # 15
2536 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

When I feel sick, I love having Natural Brew Outrageous Ginger Ale. I recommend it to all pregnant women because it helps upset stomachs. Seriously, it’s amazing.

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