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C section gift

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Dairymilkmuncher Wed 05-Apr-17 10:21:42

We got a new DN from our exhausted sister who had a long pregnancy/birth then emergency c section, what's the best gift we can send for her!?

We can't visit for a month at least so want to send something just now just for her to make her feel lovely and I don't know what would be perticularly useful/thoughtful after a section?

Not flowers!

Thanks smile

lorelairoryemily Wed 05-Apr-17 10:26:42

That's so nice!! I'd have loved a little basket with some really nice shower gels and bits like that a little pamper pack, stuff for her hair, arnica, body lotion, just little girlie bits and bobs for her, chocolates, whatever her favourite treats are, you're so thoughtful, I'd have loved a gift like that

EdgarAllenPoe Wed 05-Apr-17 12:42:00

Some really nice edible treats! I had a similar experience and I could hardly move without pain. Showering was a massive struggle (I needed help to get in and out) so I wouldn't have been too excited about nice smellies (although I would have appreciated them for later).

All the posh chocolate my mum gave me was amazing though. Especially at 4am when I was trying to express milk and not fall asleep on the baby.

EpoxyResin Wed 05-Apr-17 14:19:55

Slippers and super-soft pyjamas a size bigger than usual. That's what my best friend gave me and I couldn't have been happier! You spend a lot of your waking life in comfy nightwear after a section; probably after any sort of birth, to be fair!

CheepAndOrm Wed 05-Apr-17 14:34:58

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Dairymilkmuncher Wed 05-Apr-17 19:32:28

Lovely ideas thanks ladies! I would have loved all these after having my two as well and still would flowers

WantToGoingTo Fri 14-Apr-17 20:23:18

One of the best non-baby presents we got was a blue cheese hamper and a bottle of port! Didn't last long but boy was it nice

WantToGoingTo Fri 14-Apr-17 20:24:12

Also dontbuyherflowers have some good hamper deals with things like magazines, yummy treats etc

fruityb Fri 14-Apr-17 20:25:29

Badedas bubble bath
New pyjamas

eurochick Fri 14-Apr-17 20:33:00

One of the best gifts I got was a cake basket. I was ravenous!

evilgiraffe Fri 14-Apr-17 20:50:26

Biscuits. Or whatever comfort food she loves best. For many people an emergency section is not a big deal compared to having a new baby to deal with, I'd focus on "becoming a new mum" rather than birth method. Food was definitely what I appreciated most after both mine.

You are being so nice to send something just for her, what a lovely thing to do.

CycleHire Fri 14-Apr-17 20:52:47

I like the idea of soft cosy pyjamas or nightie - with a button up top for breastfeeding (or not, but gives the option).

CycleHire Fri 14-Apr-17 20:54:22

I didn't use any perfumed toiletries after my babies because I'd read it can be too much for the baby and they need to be able to smell your own smell. Don't know if that's bollocks though!

31weeksgone Fri 14-Apr-17 20:55:53

Brownies, from brownie points, they do gift boxes through the post and claim to be "the best brownies you'll ever eat" I know a new Mum who loved them.

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