I'd love to hear ideas for a midwife birth gift. My good friend is actually the midwife delivering my baby, and I'd like to get her something special. I can't think of anything!!
For the midwife who helped with our last pregnancy, and stayed in the hospital with us for 10 hours during our loss, we gave her food from our mini-farm. I made a few different types of cheese, several flavors of chevre, a loaf of bread, and a basket from the garden. My first midwife was horrible, we didn't do anything special.
Hmmm. Last time it was April and I planted a little herb garden in a pot for her. This time, that won't be as timely since fall is right around the corner. I like the flower idea. By this time here, everyone's baskets are looking kind of overworked and drab, a nice fresh one would probably be welcome.
All of your ideas sound great. I can't really make anything other than homemade bread, so I could do that, but it also wears me out right now thinking of baking all afternoon in this heat. She already makes her own jams/jellies and isn't super into jewelry. I know she's been exhausted lately and not happy about not being able to keep her house as clean as she wants so I was thinking of buying her a one-time cleaning service for her house. But her house is on the larger side and I don't know how expensive that would be. She's also up to her eyeballs in gardens and gardening already with her large yard so I'm wondering if she'd really want another potted plant (though I personally think its a lovely idea).
I was also going to say, don't feel a rush on getting it to her. I want to give photos to my infertility NPs and my OB and NP after the twins are born and also maybe just make cookies for their office, Nothing big but write a nice note. I know I'd appreciate a heart-felt note more than about anything.