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What gift to buy for a mum who’s been thro IVF/Caesarean

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Pmmg · 07/09/2018 13:25

Hi Mumsnetters. I’d like to buy a gift for a mum who’s been thro 4 yrs of IVF and a Carsarean for their first child. No experience of this myself, but just wondered if any of you out there have any suggestions - and what to avoid! Many thanks

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NonaGrey · 07/09/2018 13:28

Honestly? Send her a card and offer to come and do her hoovering, mop her floor or get the groceries.

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SageYourResoluteOracle · 07/09/2018 13:28

Aw you sound very thoughtful. However, as someone who went through ivf, a lengthy hospital stay and a c-section I personally just wanted to be treated like a 'normal' mum. I'd say some lovely flowers or some tasty ready-meals as well as the usual baby gift maybe.

Congratulations to your friend!

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zebrarobot · 07/09/2018 13:40

just get the same gift you would get someone who had been through pregnancy/birth. It doesn't matter how these things occur, just that they did and you should celebrate that.

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Bluecloudyskies · 07/09/2018 13:51

Ready made food. Home cooked meals and something delicious to eat for dessert. After my C-sections I couldn’t be arsed shuffling about cooking

I wouldnt have let my friends to clean my house. My family are catholics and drummed martyrism in me and I would have just got on with it myself

Picky food hamper
Chocolate
Wine (even if your drinking - knowing it’s there helps!)
Comfy PJ
Woolly fluffy socks
Soft robe
Bath oils for relaxation
Rehydration masks for face/skin

Dd3 turned me in to an old bag over night and I really loved it if my friends treated me to lovely products to make me look half decent

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BakerBear · 07/09/2018 13:57

I think the best gift you could get for someone who has had a c section is a cleaning service for the first few weeks

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Pmmg · 07/09/2018 15:45

Thanks for all your suggestions. Gift and mop at the ready for when dad goes back to work next week!

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