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#1 of 5 Old 08-17-2011, 03:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Do you give them a gift? If so, what have you given in the past? What are your ideas for now? I figure, if it's not too early to be thinking about Christmas shopping, it's not too early to be thinking about thank you gift shopping! lol.gif


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Ha ha! Did I start something? With my first two, I thought I'd get something after they were born, and then after they were born... well, I had a newborn! So I haven't bought a thank-you gift before. This time I'm giving the Baby Egg book, because it looks like a great visual tool for a midwife to have in her office. 


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I got my last doula a thank you gift. She was/is really into crystals, stones, and chakra healing, so I got her a piece of a meteorite (from ebay) because I figured the only rock she didn't have was one that came from space.. and a crystal pendulum. She liked it :)


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Indeed you did *grin*
 

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When I had a hospital birth with #1, I didn't. My OB didn't deserve a gift beyond the splash of amniotic fluid I gushed into her face. Our doula got a gift in the form of a bigger than expected check.

At home with #2, I made a gift bag for each person who was helpful during the pregnancy/delivery that included a few soaps I'd made and three washcloths I knitted.

This time, I know I am making my midwife a pair of knitted socks. I don't know what for our doula yet, and I'm not sure about anyone else. Our midwife has a bigger staff now, and I don't know all of them that well. And one of them (the post-birth nurse) has actively tried to sabotage my business, so... we'll see.
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