I have always been honored to go to baby showers, blessingways, naming ceremonies, etc.
The way I see it, if I don't want to go I can always have a "previous engagement" Nobody is forcing me to do anything.
I look at it as a way to spend a little time with my clients' friends and family, which makes my job all the easier because a lot of them aren't familiar with doulas and don't have a real sense of what it is that I do.
I will usually knit a little baby hat or socks or something like that as a present.
Stacia -- intrepid mama, midwife, and doula. Changing the world one 'zine at a time.