The pregnancy journey is extremely difficult, yet very pleasant and absolutely magical. And brilliant inventions for expectant moms like a handy baby heartbeat listener, belly extension belts for fitting into pre-pregnancy clothes, and full body-size snug pregnancy pillows can make that time even more marvelous and comfortable.
Here at Bright Side we were so impressed by these cute but useful gadgets and could not resist sharing them with you.
1. Pool floats for moms-to-be
With this cute gadget — a float with a special hole in the middle for the belly — you can actually rest on your stomach while blissfully floating on the water. You can also relax on it at home, placing the mattress on the floor or bed.
2. Kinesiology belly support taping during pregnancy
Usually used by athletes, kinesiology tape is a drug-free, safe alternative, that can also help relieve many pregnancy symptoms including back pain, swollen feet, sciatica, carpal tunnel, and other aches and pains.
3. A handy contraction tracker
With this tracker you don`t have to guess if those strange pregnancy sensations during the third trimester are contractions. This device measures the electrical activity of the uterine muscle and automatically detects, counts, and times contractions in real time.
4. Belly armor blanket for protecting against radiation
Worried that a laptop can give off radiation that might harm the baby? Belly armor protects a growing little one so mom can still check Facebook as often as she’d like. Not to mention, it’s nice and warm for the winter!
5. Belly headphones for playing memory-shaping sounds to the baby
A baby’s hearing is fully developed at about 20 weeks, and memories start at 30 weeks. These baby bump speakers gently adhere to the belly and safely play memory-shaping sounds directly to the womb.
6. Full body-size snug pregnancy pillow
This pillow is an absolute must-have for expectant moms! The hourglass, inner curve of the pillow caresses the natural body shape, supports the belly area, and also targets hip and back pain.
7. A music necklace that plays a melody to the rhythm of mommy movements
Hung on a long cord that reaches the center of the belly, these pendants are filled with a soft melody to the rhythm of the movements of the mother that babies can hear after their 20th week.
8. Portable baby heartbeat listener
This gadget allows you to listen to your baby’s heartbeat in the safe and natural environment of your home, sharing it with the family.
9. Pillow wedge provides support against swelling and tension
This pillow provides proper belly support and reduces swelling in hands, legs, and feet by relieving back tension. It’s perfect for trying to get comfortable while relaxing or sleeping, especially during the third trimester, when there`s a lot of kicking and moving around going on.
10. Compact ultrasound machine
Now you don’t have to go to a doctor’s office for an ultrasound! This portable ultrasound machine allows couples to do a checkup in the comfort of their own home, sharing this joy in private or with family and friends.
11. Belly extension belt for wearing pre-pregnancy clothes
You don’t have to change your whole wardrobe during pregnancy — this small item allows you to turn any button-fastening or slide-fastening pants, jeans, or skirt into maternity wear. And it stretches so you can get just the right fit!
Which gadget do you find the most useful? Do you have any devices to add to this list? We’d be happy to hear from you in the comment section below!