During and after pregnancy are great times to call upon your friends for a little extra help.
When you are at a loss of what kind of stroller to get or contemplating if you really need 5 different kinds of nursing bras, reach out to your friends and ask them what they found useful and what was a big waste.
Advice from those you trust can be invaluable.
When a friend wants to come visit you and the baby, politely say, “All the books suggest bringing food instead of flowers. The food will go to better use.”
Or call upon a good friend to come over one night, make dinner and help you put your new little one to sleep. Reward her afterwards with a nice glass of wine and conversation.