A body pillow is the PERFECT gift for a pregnant woman. As pregnancy progresses, sleeping becomes difficult, and often the only way to get any rest is to tuck pillows around our swollen bodies. I had to have a pillow between my legs, one behind me, one to hug, and often one under my ankles. This is partly due to the fact that sleeping positions are limited. Obviously sleeping on the stomach is out, and sleeping on the back is uncomfortable as well. Also, as a woman approaches her due date, her ligaments in her body begin to loosen, and more support is needed. Add an increased tendency to have heartburn and a vastly diminished bladder capacity, and you have a woman who welcomes all the help she can get in getting sleep. Trust me on this one, and go buy a body pillow for that expecting mama. Sleep deprivation is not a pretty thing.