When you’re expecting a baby, everyone is excited to shower you with gifts. Although, it turns out, the gifts aren’t really for you—they're for the little one.
The truth is, parts of the postpartum phase can be downright painful and ugly. Regardless of what kind of birth you had, that baby just came out of your body, and now you’re going through some major changes, emotionally and physically. So whether you’re expecting or know someone who is, here are 12 things no one gets at her baby shower, but should.
Food is an obvious one, and the more fully prepared meals she can get, the better. But don’t forget about snacks, like energy-rich and packaged granola bars, nuts or trail mix, dried fruit and crackers. Plus? Chocolate, cookies, chips and whatever will satisfy cravings. When she's trapped under a peacefully sleeping baby and you hasn't eaten in hours, she'll be so glad for that basket of snacks.
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