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Have you and your partner decided to work with surrogate services such as Joy of Life® Surrogacy and are looking forward to welcoming a new addition to your family? Have you started the surrogate pregnancy process and want to make sure that the surrogate pregnancy goes smoothly?

At Joy of Life® Surrogacy, we would like intended parents and their surrogates to experience the best surrogate services and pregnancy experiences. If you’d like to provide your surrogate with the best experience possible, below are some gift ideas to help make that happen:

Maternity Clothes

Pregnancy changes a woman’s body. The clothes that they were able to wear comfortably before they got pregnant might start to have a tight fit, especially around the belly area, once they are four to five months along. They will need maternity clothes, whether to wear for work, outside, or just at home, to ensure their comfort until they give birth.

Hospital Bag

To avoid rushing and to reduce stress levels on delivery day, pregnant women should have a hospital bag ready. It can be a duffle bag or a suitcase, and should include items that they can use during their stay at the hospital, such as toiletries, socks, slippers, pajamas, and snacks.

Pregnancy Pillow

Sleeping problems usually arise during pregnancy. To help ease this, a pregnancy pillow can be a big help. Specially made for pregnant women, it offers support to the neck, back, and hips, boosts blood circulation, and lowers tension around the lower body while sleeping.

Weighted Blanket

Falling asleep might become challenging during pregnancy because of all the changes the body is going through. To alleviate the discomfort and make sleep come faster, a weighted blanket can help. Not only can it keep a pregnant woman warm, but it can also help reduce stress and anxiety, relieve pain and inflammation, and improve sleep patterns.


For a lot of women, pregnancy is a special and beautiful moment in their lives. With a journal, they can have somewhere to write down their thoughts, feelings, and other insights whenever they feel like it.

Yoga Equipment

Yoga is an excellent exercise for pregnant women. Whether with the use of a yoga ball or yoga mat, it can offer plenty of benefits, such as helping improve sleep, strength, stress and anxiety levels, and body pains.

Self-Care Kit

Sometimes, pregnancy can cause women to forget to take care of themselves. With a self-care kit containing shampoo, conditioner, body soap, facial cleanser, facial cream, body lotion, hand cream, and other skincare products, pregnant women can get the pampering they very much need.

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Joy of Life is a compassionate surrogacy agency committed to creating life, fostering joy and nurturing dreams. We are experts in our field, with team members boasting extensive experience in the clinical, psychological and legal aspects of surrogacy. But more than that, we are a family — a community bound by the shared purpose of helping others realize the joy of parenthood.

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