what are you getting your midwife, OB or doula as a token of gratitude??
I've talked with many birth professionals who stress that a thank you gift is lovely but not necessary, especially if one is paying "in full" for the services they provide. That said, gift certificates for restaurants or gas are practical and appreciated. I've also heard that hand made items are often preferred because of their personal nature.
At my first home birth I gave my midwife and doula necklaces with stones with supportive properties to help them sustain themselves in their challenging work.
mom to DD and one on the way, wife since 1997 to a great guy
I wrote my midwife and doula personal notes, thanking them for what I most appreciated about working with them. I enclosed them a box of her favorite chocolates (we had recently been discussing them LOL) for my midwife and some interesting new teas for my doula (we always chatted over cups of tea when we met). I agree that a gift is not necessary, but it felt right to me to give a token of my appreciation to these women who were with me through a big change in my life. The note was the "gift", really.
I'm Heather, newly married (12/5/10) to James!
We are currently "mama" and "papa" to Maisy and soon... parents to BABY NEW YEAR 2012!! We're happily planning a and intend to
I was thinking I'd send my midwife and her assistant a thank you note and include the birth announcement. They have lots of pictures in the office so I thought they'd like that.
Superhero and mother to Peanut (03/20/09) and Twig (01/20/2012). Fighting for the rights of mothers out there who and much more!
I gave my OB a thank you card, and an orange tie dye bow tie. (He wore a bow tie to my birth). He loved it
Christine, mom to C(7.5) - E(5) - J(3) - B(10 mos)
Doula, childbirth educator, Co-leader of ICAN of Atlanta
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