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!
Laszlo Jacob, 11/9/11
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.
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.
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.
Krystal & Donovan - 12/2/06
Reagan - 10/2/02
Maximus - 3/10/05
Liberty - 12/11/08
My angel in Heaven 1/7/13
If you want to do something more than a card and photo, what about a baked good item (brownies, cookies, zucchini/pumpkin bread)?
Ethan - June 21, 2009
Olivia - December 5, 2010
5w3d - October/November 2012
My Ovulation Chart
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
Last edited by Spacers; 09-26-2011 at 02:33 PM.
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