Recent/Imminent Mamas – What gift would you appreciate right before inducing?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
1147 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

BotticelliLove:  honestly I just wanted everyone to leave me alone the days leading up to my induction 🙂 but clearly your friend doesn’t feel thay way since she’s having y’all over 🙂 maybe a little hospital kit (Chapstick, hair ties, gum, hard candies) i think at a certain point in her induction/labor they’ll cut her off from food so maybe having some little treats would be nice (?) I’m totally just throwing ideas out there – I would say trash magazines but i never looked at mine. My two favorite things (besides all of the carbs I packed and ate) were a blue tooth speaker for my iPhone and an external battery pack to charge my phone w/out having to put on an actual wall charger because my phone was blowing up while I was in the hospital.

Post # 3
2302 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

my friends don’t have kids yet, but my mum always cooks and freezes some easy dinners (lasagna, shepard’s pie, muffins, banana bread etc) that just need to be defrosted or heated for the couple to put in their freezer. She’s also bought new parents a few hours of molly maid – that one was a huge hit 🙂 

you could also give her a gift certificate for a massage or facial, something to pamper her when she feels up to going after the baby is born and she wants a little quiet time. 


Post # 4
728 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

A gift basket with a bunch of yummy snacks and little bottles of juice would be the best thing. Things she can eat with one hand while holding the baby! I was induced a week and a half ago and then ended up with a c-section so we were in the hospital for 5 days. Hospital food sucks, so it was so great when we had a mini fridge and shelf in our room full of yummy snacks to munch on throughout the day while we were there. I also found that the juice was so great in the middle of the night when I was exhausted from Breastfeeding non-stop and needed a little sugar boost. 

Post # 5
461 posts
Helper bee

i second the hospital care package with some trial size shampoos, chapstick–yes!, etc.  There’s nothing better than feeling “normal” after hours of hard and sweaty labor.  Also, this might not be appropriate but I loved that my mom came home ahead of us and put clean sheets on my bed and picked up around the house.  Made it nice to come home.

Post # 6
8480 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I asked for a bottle of wine lol.  Definitely had a small glass the night I got home from the hospital. I think a frozen meal would be nice.  I was induced and not allowed to eat anything,  but my hospital had a nourishment room full of juice, milk, cereal, bread, coffee, Popsicles,  and yogurt/pudding…so I didn’t need any snacks really.

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