Is anyone getting their MW a gift or anything special as an extra Thank you?<br><br>
Any ideas?? Let's hear them...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
Shoot... I gotta get a gift<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
Okay, I'd love feedback to.. I don't have a mw, but will have a doula..<br><br>
I think I might give her a gift certificate to a nice restaurant? She's not a spa girl..<br><br>
**But what about a gift certificate to spa? Do you think she'll like it?
I don't know a mw or doula that expects a gift. So you don't have to get them one Mighty mama. However I felt the need to get my doula one last time b/c it just felt right in my heart. I knew she needed a sling and scale to weigh the new babies, so that is what I got her. Sort of a pricey gift, but it's just what I really wanted to do at the time. This time my doula is my mw and unfortunatly I don't have any extra cash, so she's not getting anything. But I feel okay about that too.<br><br>
Some good gift ideas are:<br>
Supplies. MW's and doulas are always in need of supplies.<br>
Anything homemade from cards to candy to something sewn or knitted<br>
Picture of MW and baby framed for their home/office<br>
Gift cards/certificates to anywhere<br>
(one I heard recently and LOVED was<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Gas card. (Who couldn't use help with Gas these days? Especially a mw or doula that drives around to see clients. And no, it's not to impersonal, I'd be thrilled to get one)<br>
Homemade Bath salts<br>
It does not have to be expensive and honestly shouldn't be as much as you are paying for there services anyways. I think ppl in the birthing field feel honored to even be invited to your birth and that is usually gift enough. And nice heartfelt card will always do the trick!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
I had a doula in training at my last birth so she didn't charge anything. I did make her and my midwife a nice basket w goodies from the health food store w organic chocolate, bath stuff and candles. They liked it.<br><br>
The gas card idea is great!<br><br>
Sorry, I tend to butt in to every DDC lately....Just lurking and adding my 2 cents sometimes, don't mind me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
I think supplies and/or a gas card are great ideas!! I also was thinking of a framed picture of them with the baby. There are these really cool earings <a href="http://www.midwiferytoday.com/merchant2/merchant.mv?Store_Code=MT&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=C409RW6" target="_blank">http://www.midwiferytoday.com/mercha...t_Code=C409RW6</a> I was thinking of getting my midwife and also this shirt <a href="http://www.cafepress.com/buy/doula/-/pv_design_prod/p_577162.17628908/pNo_17628908/id_6400533/fpt_/opt_/c_666/pg_1#" target="_blank">http://www.cafepress.com/buy/doula/-...t_/c_666/pg_1#</a> I was considering for my doula.
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't know a mw or doula that expects a gift. So you don't have to get them one Mighty mama. However I felt the need to get my doula one last time b/c it just felt right in my heart.</div>
My doula is an old family friend, and is obviously not charging me.. So I probably should do something.. I'll put some thought in it... great advice.
peeking in from the april 08 ddc...<br>
my first mw gave her services for free... she was a fellow student in chiro school who had 17 yrs experience as a lay midwife. She said just being there was honor enough. We gave her a $100 as a thank you/graduation gift a couple of weeks later.<br>
I had two midwives for my last birth. they were both great and both very surprised that I gave them gifts. in my last few weeks of pg, my belly was so low and pendulous, they lent me a scarf to wrap it up with (really, really, helped). So for their gifts I got them each a really gorgeous silk/cashmere scarf/shawl. I cheated and got them on ebay for about 5 bucks but they were really beautiful.<br><br>
anyway, I like the gas card idea!!!
We have bottles of wine from the region I was working in for the last 6 weeks -- the wine region of our province. We're not totally for sure about giving it to them, but we have it on hand should we feel a gift is right at the time.<br>
I also have been reading 'The Baby Whisperer', and since our doula is a friend and regularly a PP doula, I am thinking of getting her a copy -- useful for her and the families she works with.<br>
While I am not sure of the price of the book, I certainly think a gift of less than 20$ is appropriate. I know we are sharing a wonderful experience with them, and that our midwives will get paid through the government. That said, the midwives and doula have been amazing through the pregnancy, and I think something somewhat personal is nice. I don't know how often they are given gifts, but it is something I think is a nice gesture - especially as we aren't directly paying them.