Have you ever heard of a, “push” present? These are gifts given to women during the labor of their unborn child. Whether they’re a new mom, a mom who’s expecting another little one or a first-time mom, a ‘push’ present is a great gift idea to show her how much you appreciate the work she’s done bringing a new life into the world. The gifts vary from things that are sentimental but inexpensive, to quite extravagant indeed!\nThe trend has only really gained popularity in the USA in the last decade or so, but it’s been a worldwide cultural norm for generations. In fact, some accounts suggest that these gifts have been around since the 1700s! Many of the earliest records of such gifts come from India and the United Kingdom. The tradition appears to have begun with the gift of jewelry to the new mother, given by either her husband or mother. Besides, what expecting mother wouldn’t love to have some additional pampering in the form of gifts before having their new baby?\nNowadays, though, everyone is getting in on the fun. While significant others are still the most common purchaser of push presents for the laboring mother-to-be, social media is alive with stories of friends, cousins, fathers, mothers, and even co-workers offering up push-presents. Typically, you’d see pregnancy gifts given to expecting moms during their baby shower, where they’re literally showered with great gifts for the new baby. However, with push presents, these are specifically given to mom very close to the birth of her baby. \nAround here, we’re all about taking traditions and turning them on their head. We love the idea of the traditional gift of jewelry. We love it more when it’s made modern. So, we suggest that a QALO silicone ring is, indeed, just one of the many best gift ideas to give as a push present to expecting mothers in their later trimesters. Here’s why.\n\nWomen’s fingers swell during pregnancy (not to mention the terrible morning sickness many of them experience during the beginning of their pregnancy), especially the latter part. As the baby grows and becomes heavier, the mother’s hands and feet will begin to retain water from the stress of the pregnancy. Typically around the time that this happens, women will remove their wedding bands because they’ve become too small and uncomfortable. A stretchy, breathable silicone ring is the perfect answer to this problem. It allows the mom-to-be to continue showcasing her commitment to her partner without being in discomfort. And, as we all know, self-care is an ever-important aspect of our daily lives. How can we expect pregnant women to take care of themselves when they’re spending all day fidgeting with their uncomfortable metal ring or feeling upset because it doesn’t fit anymore? Better than any gift basket or even a gift card, a silicone ring is just one of the many ways you can celebrate that important milestone with a first-time mom of being one step closer to bringing a sweet bundle of joy into the world.\nFurthermore, since QALO silicone rings can be personalized, they can represent a very sentimental gift indeed. If it is known, you can have the child’s name engraved on the ring, reminding the mom-to-be of what is waiting for her on the other side of labor. If the birth is scheduled and planned (think: induction or planned C-section) you can also have the birthdate engraved. If none of these things are known, fear not! You can still engrave an inspirational quote on any of our silicone wedding bands for women that empowers her to make it through this labor. Great examples include:\nYou Are Strong\nYou Are Beautiful \nYou Can Do It \nLove at First Sight \nA Day To Remember \nFinally, a QALO Silicone Ring is the perfect push present because they’re affordable. With customized QALO rings starting under $25, it’s a thoughtful, unique gift that’s also in budget. \nSilicone rings are just one of the many gifts you can give an expecting mom for her push present. Here are some additional options:\n\nBlanket: A blanket is a great gift idea for new moms! They’re going to need all the blankets they can get since baby is most likely to spit up on a few. Give her one of our sherpa baby blankets as a unique gift idea for her push present. The best part? It’s washable! \nPillow: Along with the relaxation theme, a pillow is also a great option. Whether you give her a pregnancy pillow or even a simply body pillow, these gifts will make her comfortable as she heads into the last phase of her pregnancy. The Third trimester is no joke, and she’ll need all the relaxation tools she can get.\nCompression socks: With her growing belly also comes growing ankles and calves. Compression socks are a great push gift idea for new mama to wear around both before and after giving birth. \nNipple cream: If the new mom will be trying her hand at breastfeeding, then it’s important she have some quality nipple cream so she can avoid cracked, bleeding nippes after working with baby. While a natural and beautiful way to keep baby fed, breastfeeding can do a number on your body in postpartum. To prevent infection, nipple cream is a great gift to give mom. That way, she won’t run out!\nA bracelet: Did you know that we also offer bracelets as part of our product lineup? Our silicone MyID medical bracelets are lightweight and are perfect for new mama’s stay in the hospital.\nA sonogram ornament: What expecting mom wouldn’t want an ornament keepsake with a photo of their sonogram photo printed on it? It’s a sweet way to commemorate her experience, especially as a first-time mom.\nA nourishing skin care set: Mom’s body has been through a lot. Get her a gift set filled with all the things she’ll need to soothe her stretch marks: belly butter, lotion, Burt’s Bees lip balm and anything else that will give her a moisturizing effect on her skin.\n\nAre you ready to give the perfect push present? Get started on your customized QALO, here.