||Make some home cooked meals and drop them off at your friend’s house for her to freeze and have as needed
||Find out if there is a local play group in the neighbourhood, or a mothers group that your friend could join.
||Next time you visit your friend, toss in a load of washing and do some of her ironing.
||Offer to take care of her older children, to give her a break for a couple of hours.
||Rent out some movies for her to watch at home.
||Call your friend next time you’re heading out to the shops to see if you can get anything for her.
||Plan a ‘mummy shower’ after the birth and suggest gifts like a massage or spa.
||Take her basket of yummy food like fruits cheeses and nuts.
||Remind your friend often that she doesn’t need to be the perfect mum. Perhaps invest in a humorous book or two about motherhood.
||Mother the new mother. Run her a bath, remind her to rest, rub her feet, and paint her nails.