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post #41 of 59
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Originally Posted by Wugmama
I personally always prefer an inexpensive thoughtful gift to an expensive one, and a handmade gift really makes me feel special!

I don't have any good ideas for midwife gifts though, wish I did cause I want to give mine something special. I'll sleep on it and see if anything comes to me...

Here, here! What could be more personal and meaningful than something you make yourself with your midwife in mind? I am a videographer (and yes, hope to videotape all I can throughout the delivery!) and plan to edit some footage and photos to music. I also love sewing and crocheting, and anyone with experience in those departments can come up with all kinds of creative ideas to put together with little money.
post #42 of 59

Midwife gifts..

With my last son we had a midwife and student midwife. The student did the actual delviery. So at my six week visit I brough the student a photo album and a page I had made for her with a picture of her and I and baby and pic of baby with his name and stats. I told her she could now keep track of all the babies she gets to delivery over her life as a midwife. She seemed very please and said she had been keeping pics of all the babies and now had a way to put them together.

Hope that helps someone else!!

Think this time I am going with the basket with special quotes in it. Kinda of for the whole office..

Still need a very special idea for my best friend who is planning on delivering this one.

s
post #43 of 59
I got our midwife a teaching stethescope so that we and others who prefer not to use the dopler can hear along with her. We gave it to her earlier in the pregnancy. We also got her a "Beauty of Breastfeeding" calendar for Christmas. I hope that "counts" as we didn't get her anything after baby came.
post #44 of 59
When I was pregnant I noticed my midwife's office was full of birthy trinkets, collected from patients I assume. They were fun to look at but I also thought that after twenty years it might get a little old, so I straight up asked her if there was any particular store or restaurant that she really liked. She immediately said "Whole Foods!" so we got her a gift certificate from there. It wasn't particularly creative but I felt good knowing we got her something she wanted and would really enjoy.
post #45 of 59
I imagine MWs' homes get quite full with all this kind of crafty stuff. So I made her a gift basket with food. Homemade biscotti, spiced apple cider mix, homemade toffees, brownies, stuff like that. We wrapped it up in packing paper that my daughter had been using to draw pictures of the birth and of the midwife. I figured she could always re-use the basket to give to a client along with her birth kit, and the edibles, well, she had a teenager. So even if she didn't like them, they were gone.
post #46 of 59
I imagine MWs' homes get quite full with all this kind of crafty stuff. So I made her a gift basket with food. Homemade biscotti, spiced apple cider mix, homemade toffees, brownies, stuff like that. We wrapped it up in packing paper that my daughter had been using to draw pictures of the birth and of the midwife. I figured she could always re-use the basket to give to a client along with her birth kit, and the edibles, well, she had a teenager. So even if she didn't like them, they were gone.
post #47 of 59
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Originally Posted by MAMom
This is so cool....the Good Gifts Catalogue "buy a bike for a midwife in Ethiopia" Bikes for Midwives (costs about $55) Probably my 1st choice.
I love this idea! Unfortunately the company is charging a £10 fee because I am not in the UK... does anyone know of a similar US based company?
post #48 of 59

Midwife Gift

I am going to go with the Bicycle for an international midwife in need. www.goodgifts.org Any good midwife would like nothing better than to 'grease the wheels', so to speak, of her profession the world over. This is a perfect way to do that, and show your appriciation. Of course, I think she deserves a chocolate diety too! www.chocolatedeities.com I recently ordered a valentine gift from them (by phone) and the woman who answered was terrific. I will most certainly be a repeat customer there. Happy shopping!
post #49 of 59
OK....I want to see a "vulva puppet" and "placenta print"

Anyone have a link to pictures of either one???

The placenta print....do you actually use the placenta as a STAMP???:
post #50 of 59
http://www.yoni.com/loverf/vulvaintro.shtml

Follow this link to see some Vulva puppets. I really like the idea and they're cute too, but expensive IMO.

My DH and I made placenta prints so I do have photos, but I'm not sure how to get them up on a post. I know that there have been other threads about this on the HB forum, so maybe do a search. You pat blood onto the placenta/cord and the press the paper onto it to make a print. It looks like a tree of life. Pretty cool.
post #51 of 59
Last time I gave my MW a CD -- she had asked what musci was playing during part of my labor and she really like it - so I got her a copy. This time I'm going to knit pillows for my MWs, doulas, and other support folks (wow, that's a lot of knitting to do in a few short weeks) with the idea of thanking them all for the "comfort and support" during my pregnancy (I know a little cheesy... okay a lot cheesy )
post #52 of 59
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Originally Posted by Nicole B View Post
OK....I want to see a "vulva puppet" and "placenta print"

Anyone have a link to pictures of either one???

The placenta print....do you actually use the placenta as a STAMP???:
Here's a picture of the placenta prints my doula made for us after our birth last month. http://www.flickr.com/photos/3253261...n/photostream/

Yep you use it as a stamp. She laid it out flat on a surface then took the paper and pressed it right down on top of the placenta. Pretty cool.
post #53 of 59
I am getting my 2 midwives and my doula a framed tile from here:
http://www.cafepress.com/motherdoulacare

for their home or office.
post #54 of 59
I just bought this for their birth center

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=456269
post #55 of 59
Thank you Laura and Allison
I LOVE the placenta print
How wonderful that the print from a placenta looks like a growing tree!
post #56 of 59

Gifts for Midwives!

Hello Everyone,
In case you haven't seen these, they make amazing midwife gifts-and especially if you do a basket with a few different products. I'm also going to be adding some wire "house-shaped" baskets, with the Mamas in Bloom, which will become my Homebirth Baskets, and I'm not sure how at this point, but I am planning on making that particular item a fund-raising one to support Birth Choices.

Here's a link: www.bloominbellysoaps.com

With Joy,
Marcie
post #57 of 59
subbing, great ideas!
post #58 of 59
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Originally Posted by wendy1221 View Post
Anybody who can't afford most of the things listed above have any ideas. LOL! We're pretty poor right now. I was thinking of just giving them a few handmade soaps (I make soap), but I wish I could think of something else. I feel like here, here's some soap! is just kinda not enough. Maybe I'll give them that for now and draw some pics of my newborn babe to give later. I haven't drawn in a long time, it's about time I got back to it.
Some hand made soaps were among my favorite gifts from clients. I love good soaps and it's not often I can afford to buy them for myself. Things like lovely hand made soaps require so much love and good energy to come out right, it's always a great pleasure to be gifted with them.
post #59 of 59
My mom is a midwife and she just found this:http://www.baronbob.com/pregnantkeychain.htm

I thought that would be cute as a midwife gift. My mom got one for a few of her colleagues
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