Originally Posted by Lady Lilya
I have a related question.
I am planning a home birth, but I am also preparing for possibility of an emergency transfer by packing a bag in case. I want to include in my bag some kind of gift, lets call them "bribes", for any nurses that might be in a position to make my stay more pleasant.
What kind of "bribes" would nurses like to get?
I'm really pretty offended by the idea that you need to bribe a nurse to do her job. We're licensed professionals. Are you planning to bring a bribe for any ob you might see? Do you bring cookies to your accountant in the hopes that will make him/her do a good job on youtr taxes? How about your lawyer?
Nurses are not children, and we actually go to school and sit boards to be licensed. We are responsible for our patients regardless of whether they slip us some chocolate. If you have a good nurse, write her a note. If you have a lousy one, write her boss about it. But don't treat us like the maitre d' you're slipping a $20 to in order to get a good table.