I definitely would check with the Mama to see what would be of as much help for her. For me, it would have been a journal. Those first few days were a blur between recovering, narcotics and learning how to be a mom. It would have been great to have one place to write down everything from my feelings about having an unexpected c-section to when I took my meds, to what side and time baby fed on last.
Mama and stepmama to DSS1 (18), DSS2 (14), DSS3 in heaven, DD1 (11), DSS4 (10), DS1 (8), DD2 (2) and DS2 (1) and due November 2015!