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Pregnancy Wedding Rings & Bands: Yes, They Are a Thing!

Wearing rings while pregnant is a #STRUGGLE. Oh, the joy and love that blooms from pregnancy. 🤰🏽💕 It is a magical time for both the expectant couple and their loved ones. With a baby on the way, a mom-to-be has to embrace a multitude of lifestyle changes: nutritionally, emotionally and, of course, the physical ones.

While most are well-prepared with elastic jeans and baggy tees, some women don’t consider swollen fingers and the complications that can arise from wearing their usual jewelry.

Here, we’re talking wedding rings, and getting them stuck on pregnancy fingers is an absolute real life #struggle. While some women elect to wear their ring on a necklace or essentially not at all, the trend of “pregnancy rings” has been on the rise and has allowed pregnant women to rock a wedding ring without risk of damaging their actual one or getting it painfully stuck on their swollen fingers!!

Expecting couple

So What Are Pregnancy Rings?

The concept of pregnancy wedding rings and bands revolves around purchasing a stand-in ring set (typically a size or two bigger than normal) to be able to wear throughout the later portions of pregnancy. 

This sort of second wedding band comes in several options, though one of the simplest is just getting a larger ring from the jump and calling it good. Yes, your wedding ring can be an irritant while you’re pregnant and your body changes. Of course, you can always forgo wearing a wedding ring in the third trimester if you’re over the whole thing. However, you’ve got some other choices.

Pregnancy Ring

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A stand-in wedding ring that can be worn throughout pregnancy.

With traditional wedding rings being a pricier buy amidst all the baby shopping, opting for a cheaper ring for pregnancy is the most beneficial move. 👶🏽 This is especially true for those moms-to-be who already have a wedding set that they can't fit into while pregnant and don't want to permanently resize their set. 

Silicone rings are also a really solid stand-in. Silicone bands are going to stretch a bit with you and are easily the most economical piece of jewelry you can buy. You went up a size but now you need to go up another size? No worries! Silicone stretches, but only so much. When it’s time to get a new one, it’s a lot easier to grab a new silicone ring than any of the kinds of metal rings out there. Sure, it’s not as fancy, and that’s a fair thing to consider, but you can’t beat a silicone wedding band for convenience and comfort.

Pregnancy Is Only Temporary

It may feel like you’ve been pregnant forever, but luckily this is not a lifelong thing. On a brighter note, it’s safe to say that if you’re pregnant, your fingers won’t stay swollen forever, and that’s exciting. But that’s just it — if the swelling is just temporary, why should your partner buy into an expensive temporary ring or band? The obvious answer: they shouldn’t! Sterling silver and the highest grade simulated diamonds (CZ) are not only similar looking alternatives, but they leave you all the money to spend on the little human’s outfits and other necessities! 😍

Sterling silver is insanely durable, while CZ stones shine bright and turn heads. It’s an ongoing puzzle why people opt for more expensive rings to begin with?! Dramatic tone. Oh, if only there were an affordable solution to ridiculously expensive wedding and engagement rings?! ;) 

Baby clothes

So Why Buy a Pregnancy Ring?

Wearing a ring on a daily basis is a nice reminder that you are still connected and in love with your partner. If the idea of an affordable pregnancy wedding ring still leaves you hesitant, let’s tackle a few benefits. We promise there’s both good reason to keep wearing your ring and a light at the end of this uncomfortable tunnel of pregnancy. 

Another physical change that can come forth from pregnancy is sensitive skin.

An article written on the pregnancy blog, BabyMed states:

“Hormonal changes during pregnancy can affect how the body reacts to certain metals, including those used to make jewelry...While some women will have no skin change during pregnancy and find they are able to wear rings, earrings, and necklaces throughout fetal gestation, others may see changes in skin reaction as early as in the first few weeks of their pregnancy.”

To avoid the stress of sensitive skin flare-ups, a momma-to-be can elect for a silicone ring. Made of premium medical grade silicone, they’re 100 percent hypoallergenic, not to mention stretchy and comfy! Once you try one on, you may never go back!

Woman's left hand wearing silicone wedding band

Still on the Fence? 🤔

Consider the sentimental value behind your original wedding and engagement rings. Your partner may have spent quite a bit of cash on this undying symbol of love. The ring is beautiful, and regardless of its exact price, it represents an unconditional love between you and your partner. With its overall value being so high, to have to remove it for any long period of time, or risk damaging it by prolonged wear doesn’t seem very rational. By utilizing a pregnancy ring, momma can lessen these risks and keep her original ring safe. Speaking of sentimental, a wonderful idea to get the most value out of your pregnancy ring is to use it as scrapbook memorabilia once your baby is born (and your fingers go back to normal). The new ring can also serve as a sentimental piece! The ring you wore during your pregnancy will be an excellent addition to the ultrasounds, hospital bracelet and many more memories and keepsakes a pregnancy will bring. 💓 If nothing else, keep it around and maybe your child will want it one day. It’s certain to be a core part of all your sentimental pieces, no matter what you do with it.

Baby's foot

Looking for a Pregnancy Ring?

Ready to find a ladies’ ring that you can wear as a pregnancy ring?  Feel free to check out our collection of beautiful and affordable pregnancy rings! We offer free shipping in the USA from California, hassle-free returns and exchanges and a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. You’ve got enough on your mind as a mother-to-be with all your life’s changes as the due date approaches. Let’s cross one of your worries off and make sure you get the perfect ring for you — guaranteed!

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