Post # 16
With the first, I had a c-section. All I wanted to was to be able to eat food. I was allowed ice chips! I hadn’t eaten since Thursday at 10am. By the time son#1 was born, it was Saturday at 1:08am. I was STARVING and BITCHY! But we had to adhere to hospital policies.
Son#2 was a vaginal birth and much easier to contend with food wise, even though his birth was just as long.
Ask your friend what she would prefer and make sure you check with the nurses on duty that day, that it’s ok.
Post # 17
I had an emergency c-section so I was always so thirsty and my lips were always so dry. so water and chap stick were my best friend. I wasn’t allowed to eat until the day after so that sucked. I would have also liked to have a nice long hot shower and to brush my teeth as well and a really long nap. You can’t really sleep in the hospital.
Post # 18
Never been pregnant, but I’ve been in your position as a friend there for delivery… I remember bringing my friend cozy socks, cookies from her favorite bakery, and a few gossip mags like People and OK.
Post # 19
I’m with the others: food and sleep! Also practical things, if she’s not already packed them, might be a sleep mask in case she’s sharing a bright room, and a battery-powered night light so she doesn’t have to wake the baby fully (and anyone else in the room) for anything she or the baby needs.
Post # 20
All I wanted was food and ice water!
Post # 21
I wanted a nap – I was exhausted. I also remember eating a hospital turkey sandwich that evening and it was so freaking delicious. I was starving!!!
Post # 22
Salami and cheese sandwich and raw oysters please thank you.
Post # 23
Your comment made me lol 😀
Post # 24
I agree with the rest…FOOD.
You can’t eat during Labour and most of the time if u ate before you throw it all up. Your body has been through so much and you are exhausted and HUNGRY!.
Immediately after..I want a shower. I just want to get all that sweat off me and feel clean. Then..food..then..sleep. Those are the priorities.
Something nice..get her a special pillow and fluffy blanket. I never think hospital blankets are warm enough!
But mainly..be ready to make a run for her favorite food. She will love that more than any other material item.
Post # 25
I wanted a diet Dr. Pepper and a cinnamon roll. They were amazing.
Post # 26
While she’s in labor they may not let her eat anything so I would have loved my favorite drinks that the hospital doesn’t have – Vitamin Water, Gatorade, etc.
Right after I wanted the food I couldn’t have during pregnancy so if she wants a deli sandwich or sushi or something be ready to go get it for her.
You’re so sweet for thinking of these things.
Emotionally after I had the baby I just wanted people to tell me how beautiful he was, how well I had done, and how good I looked (lies were totally acceptable haha!). Not sure how she is but I loved that when my sisters came they brought makeup and a hairbrush so that I could look more presentable in my post-delivery pictures. I thought that was really nice.
Post # 27
Food. I was allowed to eat at 10:30pm or so and the cafeteria was closed and there was nothing open except Mcdonalds nearby. Something better from a good restaurant would have been nice! haha
And a shower and ice water.
Post # 28
I always volunteer to be the bad guy. New moms tend to be inundated with visitors directly after baby is born and it can be overwhelming. I always told my friends to give me the signal and I would get a nurse to announce that it was time for everyone to leave.