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Gifts for Midwives/Care-givers?

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Are any of you getting gifts for your midwives/care-givers?  With DD1 I had a faceless OB for a hospital delivery, but this time around I have a team of 4 midwives (2 primary, 2 back-up) I have been seeing consistently, and who I will (hopefully) be welcoming into my home for the birth.  I feel I should do something extra for them.  What's appropriate?  I can't even figure out what kind of dollar value would be appropriate for something like a gift certificate...

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http://www.buyolympia.com/q/Item=nikki_mamababy_prints

 

I got these for my midwife as a gift my last homebirth, this time around I have no idea, but I really like the idea of art for the midwife's home or office...

 

(I actually got these prints from a suggestion here on mothering for the same question!)

 

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I got a statute for my ob/gyn and my mw. It was small stone creatures with a pregnant belly from Africa.

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I always bump my friends awesome felted creations for this question! My midwife loved hers!

 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/44459700/mother-earth-made-to-order or http://www.etsy.com/listing/66584580/needle-felted-earth-mama-pendant-made-to

 

I like these too~

 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/72367440/midwifes-tool-pouch


WOW! Those are really Neat!!!

 

 

I made a TON of Newborn Caps for my Midwife for her other clients. She loved it. I was in a knitting mood, had knitted as much as I needed for my own baby, and there is only so much a summer baby needs that's knitted.

 

 I was also trying to figure out personal Thank You Gifts for My Midwife and her assistant. I want to make something. I was thinking of making them knitted scarfs. Or a Polymer clay pendant. Or sewing something....I just don't know what to do!!!

 

 What says, "Thank You so Much for Supporting Me bring My New Baby into the World!" ?

 

 I love the idea of something that says, "Midwives Help People Out" LOL

 

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I think I am going to give them both a little tote, that has in it a handmade fridge magnet, Perhaps a piece of jewelery/pendant of some sort, probably handmade, and a travel mug that you can customize yourself. The one for the midwife will Say: Instant Midwife just Add Coffee and the Doula's will say, "I help People Out"

 

 

I like this pendant: http://www.etsy.com/listing/8542178/fluttering-lovea-sterling-silver?ref=sr_gallery_16&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=midwife&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

 

And this Bag:http://www.etsy.com/listing/72367440/midwifes-tool-pouch?ref=sr_gallery_39&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=midwife&ga_page=7&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

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I'm knitting them socks because they were admiring a pair I had knit for myself. Here's what I've done so far. (Sorry for the huge pics. I don't know how to make them smaller from my computer.)

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Originally, I was going to give the purple and green ones. Then I decided the purple ones weren't fancy enough compared to the greens ones so I got the solid blue yarn to make another pair of fancier socks. Now my two MWs have an assistant so I'll need all 3 pair. The blues ones are coming out kind of funny, though. They seem much tighter than they should be. I may have to rush finish another pair.
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I'm knitting them socks because they were admiring a pair I had knit for myself. Here's what I've done so far. (Sorry for the huge pics. I don't know how to make them smaller from my computer.)

 


Heeey, I think I've knit those very socks before!  Is the first pair Monkey socks (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/monkey or http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTmonkey.html)?  They look so familiar!

 

I think it's a bit late in the day for me to start socks, though.  Though, I had my last day of work Friday (yay!) and am not due for another 2 weeks, so maybe now's the time to hit up the yarn store and get my knit on.  It'll be just like my first pregnancy.... DD1 will be at daycare all day and I can spend the whole time on the couch knitting and watching David Attenborough nature documentaries!  ROTFLMAO.gif

 

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Heeey, I think I've knit those very socks before!  Is the first pair Monkey socks (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/monkey or http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTmonkey.html)?  They look so familiar!

 

I think it's a bit late in the day for me to start socks, though.  Though, I had my last day of work Friday (yay!) and am not due for another 2 weeks, so maybe now's the time to hit up the yarn store and get my knit on.


Nope. It's this pattern: http://nancyknit.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/shell-lace-socks-2/. They do look very similar, though.

I can usually get just about anything done in a week or two. The blue socks I'm working on now are taking forever. I just finished the first sock today. It took me 2 weeks. Not the best pattern to choose for a time sensitive gift. I try to make myself feel better by remembering I don't have to have them ready until my 6 week PP check up (as if I'm going to have time to knit in the first 6 weeks after having a baby lol.gif).
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Marinewife~ Those are so so awesome! I love the first pair, you are so talented and who doesnt love multi-colored socks!!

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Marinewife~ Those are so so awesome! I love the first pair, you are so talented and who doesnt love multi-colored socks!!


Aw, thank you. love.gif
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I wish I had planned something crafty. I do sew but not knit. The socks are fantastic!

I am thinking of doing spa gift cards as I'm not really in any shape for a project.

Oh and also a children's book called Angel Coming by Heather Henson. It is about the early midwifery service in the Appalachians. For something sentimental, you know?
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