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    The last few days I was in hospital on bed rest and there was a lovely woman next to me on bed rest too. She is a single mum and had nobody bringing her anything really for a hospital stay.

    I was discharged yesterday and she will be in until her baby is born. I was thinking of getting her some things to make her stay a little more pleasant.

    I was thinking some snacks for night like homous and biscuits, tuna meals, some beans, fruit, nice bread, dried fruit, nice tea, some nice moisterising body wash, some nice deoderant, cleansing and toning wipes and a few magazines.

    Does anyone else have any ideas? She is a crunchy organic type woman who is into full home birthing and healthy eating and unfortunately has to have a c-section.

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    I can't think of anything else I think what you are doing is really lovely

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    How about some maternity pads. My understanding is c section mums still need them and not all hospitals provide them.

    It is very good of you to do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    How about some maternity pads. My understanding is c section mums still need them and not all hospitals provide them.

    It is very good of you to do this.
    I think that may be a bit personal as I have only known her a few days but a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tastychicken View Post
    I think that may be a bit personal as I have only known her a few days but a good idea.
    I think in these times it wouldn't be too personal. A little hand moisturiser would be nice too. So lovely of you. I know as a single mum would so appreciate that xxx

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    The wife of a guy my husband knew bought me a pre birth care package which included maternity pads, nipple cream, laxatives (!) and all kinds of things I thought were too personal from someone I hadn't ever met but honestly it was a lifesaver when I went into labour early and ended up having a c section.
    All the things you have on your list sound great, I'd probably add a nice natural lipgloss and hand cream too!

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    What a lovely idea

    Quote Originally Posted by tastychicken View Post
    I think that may be a bit personal as I have only known her a few days but a good idea.
    Given the circumstances, it's definitely relevant.

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    If you have time it might be nice to bake some healthy snacks for her. When I was in hospital all they brought around at morning and afternoon tea were horrible sugary biscuits, so this time with a planned c/s I took in a whole heap of home baked stuff, was great when I had visitors too.

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    I can't bake as I am basically on bed rest but that is a good idea. That was why I was thinking fruit and some homous and healthy biscuits ect

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    I like your ideas OP. I spent 3.5 weeks in hospital pre/post birth and the snacks will definitely be appreciated!

    One other thing I thought might be handy is to buy her a nice big drink bottle. Something like this one below is great as it's one handed opening, so she can use it while breastfeeding/expressing milk (I actually have this particular bottle, the brand is Annabel Trends and I love it):

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