Gift for 1st time mom having a C-section? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 3Likes
  • 1 Post By carnelianlight
  • 1 Post By sierramtngirl
  • 1 Post By JamieCatheryn
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 07-16-2014, 04:22 PM - Thread Starter
 
carnelianlight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 48
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Gift for 1st time mom having a C-section?

Hello, one of my dear friends is pregnant and due in a couple of months. I am trying to think of helpful gifts to give and this is kind of out of my zone, my own recent delivery was a home birth.
What gift would you have welcomed in the days or weeks prior to or after your c-section (that isn't very expensive)? We are already planning to organize a gravy train.

Thank you!
applejuice likes this.
carnelianlight is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 07-16-2014, 04:40 PM
 
sierramtngirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: In the mountains...
Posts: 330
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
I was gonna say a meal train, but sounds like you've got that covered. What about volunteering some services like cleaning or laundry? I did not have a section, but SIL did & I did some postpartum doula-like stuff (I'm not officially a pp doula btw) for her & she still talks about how much she appreciated it as even picking up a laundry basket was hard for her. I also brought a meal that was ready to eat & a repeat that was frozen for later.
ETA: I just saw she was a FTM so she probably has no idea what kind of help she needs, c section notwithstanding. I certainly had no clue!
applejuice likes this.
sierramtngirl is online now  
#3 of 3 Old 07-17-2014, 07:27 AM
 
JamieCatheryn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SW Pa
Posts: 5,110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Consult her, don't surprise her since style and approach is so personal, most people don't really like most gifts we get chosen by others. She might be unsure but given options she will have an opinion. Just pick an idea or two you'd like to give and offer them, get her input. Saving effort for her and easing the load for dad too will be most valuable.

Full set of disposable dishes (lotsa cups, plates, bowls, cutlery, napkins)
A robot vacuum? ($80+ though)
Crockpot?
Nursing nightgown or comfy nursing dress
Anything off her list of things for baby she doesn't yet have (or have enough)
Anything off your own list of top essentials for baby she doesn't yet have
Large gift basket of quick healthy snacks
Shopping trip for her after baby comes when she can't go out
In depth house or yard work done for her in the first month or so
applejuice likes this.
JamieCatheryn is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off