This handcrafted pregnancy jewelry comes to us straight from Indonesia and is specially designed for pregnant women.
It is also found in Latin American culture and more specifically in Mexico.
The idea of the pregnancy bola is to have a pendant that comes to rest on the belly of the future mother and that the baby can hear. Inside it are small beads that when they clink together emit a soft sound that soothes the unborn baby.
In Indonesian culture, the bell necklace is given to the futur mother as a symbol of good luck and protection. The pendant serves as a talisman and protects the baby before birth and during infancy.
In Mexico, it is seen as a piece of jewelry that connects the child to its guardian angel. The light tinkle emitted by the harmony ball calls to his guardian angel who protects him from negative spirits and ensures the smooth running of the pregnancy.
In both cultures, this jewelry is very appreciated and is an original gift, very trendy with a beautiful symbolism. Nowadays, this pregnancy necklace has become a real fashion accessory that moms love.
In Indonesia during pregnancy, the future mom gently roll the bola on their womb to emit a gentle sound for the fetus to hear in utero which strengthens the bond between her and their child.
The baby recognizes the tinkling of the bola worn daily by the future mother, which soothese, reassure and calms him.
To ensure its benefits, the pendant should be worn with a long, adjustable chain so that it rests securely in the middle of the future mother belly and so that the unborn baby can hear it well.
The bola is worn from the beginning of pregnancy and accompanies the future mother and her baby during the 9 months of motherhood.
However, it is only between the 14th and 28th week of pregnancy that the baby's inner ear develops and that he is able to recognize the different sounds heard in everyday life.
The pregnancy necklace is also worn in the months following the birth.
When mom moves, the baby recognizes the soft sound that lulled him before he was born. This delicate, familiar tinkling soothes the baby at bedtime, diaper change and breastfeeding.
The pregnancy bola is worn with a long chain or a 90 to 110 cm cord so that it reaches the middle of the belly at the navel.
It is important that the length of the chain is adjustable so that the jewelry stays in the middle of the belly throughout the pregnancy which allows it to be adjusted over the weeks and months.
The chains that are sold with the bola necklace on our store are all adjustable.
As baby grows, some moms sew the sound ball inside the comforter or hang it from the little one's stroller so that he or she can continue to hear that reassuring sound.
You can also use the sound ball to soothe baby while breastfeeding or to put him or her to sleep. However, you must be careful that the harmony ball is not within reach of the baby to prevent him from putting it in his mouth.