Gifts for midwives?

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sweetsriracha's picture
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Gifts for midwives?

For those of you who have birthed with midwives in the past, did you give them a present after delivery? What was it?

I'm about to birth at a freestanding birth center with a wonderful team of supportive, wise women. I'd LOVE to give them a gift in thanks for the great relationship-based care I've received. I'm just stuck as to what would be appropriate and won't break the bank!

MandyMommyto1's picture
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I don't see the need to give a gift...they're being paid to provide my care, so why would I give a gift? I wouldn't give a gift to the doctor....

I don't know, maybe your midwife practice is different, I really like my midwife but I feel that it's her job, she's being paid, and the reward is another healthy birth. That's just me though.

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I sent a "thank you" card and a picture of my little guy to my midwives. They have a tree painted on the wall of their office waiting room and it's filled with pictures of babies that have been delivered under their care.

Starryblue702's picture
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If you really wanted to go out on a limb, you could always send flowers... but I agree with Alison that a Thank You card and a photo of baby would be plenty sufficient, or a Birth Announcement card, if you're having those done.

tink9702's picture
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If you want to do something more than a card and photo, what about a baked good item (brownies, cookies, zucchini/pumpkin bread)?

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Thank you card with photos of baby, and of baby with both of them
Invitation to his "Welcome to the World" party
And a great reference for future clients Blum 3

sweetsriracha's picture
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"tink9702" wrote:

If you want to do something more than a card and photo, what about a baked good item (brownies, cookies, zucchini/pumpkin bread)?

I REALLY like this idea. I might even assign this job to my sister who is an excellent baker. Thanks for the feedback, ladies!