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Anyone have any brilliant suggestions? I know I am starting to think about this early, but I really want these to be special. My midwife was with me through dd's birth as well, and, I believe, saved her life. I was too tired then to even think of anything creative, but I would like this one to be good. Also, my doula is a close friend, and I want to give her something really nice, too.<br><br>
Anyway, any ideas anyone has would be appreciated. Thanks!!
 

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There are lots of threads including one looooong one I read with lots of ideas. I haven't found the perfect thing for my MW, yet, though! I kind of wish she had an office I could visit (though I LOVE my home visits!!) so I had a better idea of what she liked and all! She's been so terrific through both of my pregnancies with her that I also really want to get her something!
 

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Would you get your OB's a gift, too, if you had one? (Because I was just thinking "a paycheck").<br><br>
Gift certificates are always nice. Like $25 to a spa?
 

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Well, honestly, I know my OB makes way more than my mw, plus my visits are like 10 minutes compared with 1hr + for my mw. Also, it is my mw, not my ob, who will be with me in labor.<br><br>
So, yeah, basically I am thinking "a paycheck" for the OB. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My best friend gave me a bunch of really cool doula advocacy things: bumper sticker, tshirt, bag, pin. It was awesome because it was all stuff I totally wanted but I'd never spend money on it myself because there's always more "important" things to buy, ya know? But I was so happy to get some "fun" things!<br><br>
I totally covet doula and midwife advocacy stuff, so I'd love more of that!<br><br>
But a gift certificate for a massage also sounds wonderful...
 

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Well... my doula and I have become friends since Thomas's birth, and she didn't want money this time around. So I'm sending her to a bed and breakfast for a night, which I know she's always wanted. Pricey... but still way less than her fee!<br><br>
Last time around for my RE (T was an IUI baby and she was so wonderful to me), I took a flower pot, painted it, and filled it with all kinds of pampering stuff: body care stuff, teas, chocolates, etc.
 

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Last time around I ordered beautiful earrings from the Attachments Catalog,<br>
they were sweet light weight clay pregnant purple Goddesses with turquoise pubic hair <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">. My m/w and nurse loved them!!<br>
My m/w still wears them and that little birthed one will be 4!!!<br><br>
I'm starting to think about it again too. I think Yuma's got it right with the advocacy stuff! Fun and supportive and obviously thankful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">.
 

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Wow, these are all great ideas, ladies! I like the idea of advocacy stuff - maybe that combined with some pampering things, like from the Body Shop - which is frankly one of my favorite places ever to shop but way too spendy for every day purchases for me! I also love the goddess earring idea - I have a goddess bead that I wear every day and adore.<br><br>
Suz, my doula is one of my friends, too, and I am not sure she will let me pay her for the birth, so, if not, I will definitely do something like a b&b or dinner and a show for her and her dh. Also, I totally wanted to do something for our RE and the head nurse at the clinic, as this is the second successful IVF they have presided over for us, but dh didn't think it necessary/proper, so I just sent them cards. Now I have ammunition to send some flowers or something - maybe along with a birth announcement. Thanks!
 

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I'm thinking of something to send to my RE as well. I was thinking along the lines of w/ the birth announcement too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Glad to arm you with some ammunition. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Yeah, I got the nurses there gifts too. The nurse practioner and LPN's were all as involved in my care as the RE was, if not moreso. It was such a supportive, loving place. I still feel grateful. This baby was a surprise, but I'll send them an announcement nonetheless.<br><br>
Btw, congrats on your second successful IVF!! That's awesome!!
 
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