Bola Ball – Pregnancy Jewel
First pregnancy I had a nice wardrobe of maternity wear, I wasn’t intending on having a second baby so got rid of it all after Reuben was born. Yet here I am 36 weeks pregnant with my 2nd son! So what did I learn from first time around in regards to my wardrobe? That while I wanted maternity clothes as they are more comfortable and actually cover the bump – I ideally wanted things I could nurse in as well, having fed Reuben until 17 months, and things that were staples that I could mix and match. What this has meant is I have a whole wardrobe of fairly boring monotone clothes that I will wear from 4 months pregnant through to up to 18 months when I finish breastfeeding! I needed simple ideas to jazz up my clothes – and I have a soft spot for jewellery, so when I saw the Bola Ball I knew I needed one.
The Bola Ball is believed to date back to Mayan times where it has been celebrated for centuries as a spiritual part of pregnancy. The pendant sphere contains a silver ball that emits a subtle and harmonious chime when shaken, creating a calm and soothing ambiance for both the mother and the unborn child.
From about 20 weeks your foetus develops hearing and should be able to hear the chiming. The necklace is long at 55 inches, so it sits towards the bottom of your bump dependant on your height. I double mine over so it sits a bit higher as I am quite short. Baby has been loving it, he has been dancing around when it chimes, and Reuben my toddler has enjoyed jingling the chime to make it ring for his baby brother. Ideally post birth when I wear it, it should prove to be a calming sound as he has heard it in the lead up to being born. The bola balls come in a range of designs and colours, I have the rose gold ball but would happily have a range of them to jazz up my outfits!