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Home birth-present for the midwives??

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iliketosleep Sat 02-Aug-08 21:29:42

Is it the done thing? Obviously I will be wanting to say thankyou for coming and helping me but is this done with a kiss on the cheek or a present and a card? If so what can I get?

I didn't when I had my HB with DS and feel very guilty Didn't even think about it TBH!

Any advice gratefully recieved

SlothyMcFrothy Sat 02-Aug-08 21:31:58

Flowers and chocs always good

ja9 Sat 02-Aug-08 21:33:20

gosh, i didn't even think about that blush.

too late now

(17 mo later... ho hum!)

hewlettsdaughter Sat 02-Aug-08 21:34:14

I must admit, it didn't occur to me to get a present. I think I may have sent a card though, can't remember now.

CuppaTeaJanice Sat 02-Aug-08 21:35:01

I got a magazine subscription (Glamour) sent to the maternity unit. Cost me about £15 and lasts all year!!!

iliketosleep Sat 02-Aug-08 21:35:15

But what if they are health food junkies that suffer from hayfever grin

Only joking!!

Great idea thanks

pickie Sat 02-Aug-08 21:35:31

I didnt do anything with DS (1st) either and with DD I got MW (she lead both pregnancies from start to finish) a large Molton and brown gift box which she absolutely loved and 2nd MW a good bottle of wine.

make sure to give them presents after all is done including check to see if you need stitches as I did it before and she was so thrilled with the box I reckoned she didnt check very well and could have done with one or 2 stitches grin

iliketosleep Sat 02-Aug-08 21:40:28

Ah the thing is, it may or may not be the MW that has done all my antenatal checks over the past 9 months, depends who is on shift at the time so I think I would be safer with a sort of 'universal' gift that anyone would like rather than try and tailor it to one specific person. Does that make sense?

Rohan Sun 03-Aug-08 00:19:36

Just supply cookies. Keep a fancy box handy. Get your OH to hide them from the 9months preg woman wink Especially if you're planning on swearing at the MWs.

The only thing I'd give the MWs at DDs birth would be a smack in the mouth grin but then, they never even introduced themselves so I don't know their names and wouldn't know them from adam if I passed them on the street. So they're safe.....

GentlyWorryTheAnimal Sun 03-Aug-08 00:23:26

I will get something as/when I have another hb.

Although when the m/w who delivered ds was one I had never met before and she tried to ration my g&a and wouldn't let me in the pool... hmm I may have thumped him if DH had tried to hand over any pre-planned present grin

SparklingSarah Sun 03-Aug-08 01:23:52

I got mine that lead me throughout card and choccies and a jar of coffee as I'd wombled all hers everytime I went I got a good cuppa! grin

the guy that delivered got a BIG hug and a teary thank you SO much Simon
he lives up the road so I got him a coffee when I saw him in our local coffee shop

I'd just get a nice box of biccies for the "deliverer" and maybe something nice for the maternity unit the magazine subscription sounds nice

WombFor1More Sun 03-Aug-08 08:12:41

OoohI never thought about it either! Just as well seeing as none of them got here in tme grin saved myself some money there lol!

Think I'll get a box of choccies in this time and then if they miss it again then I can eat them after all that hard work wink

booge Sun 03-Aug-08 08:21:31

We got some flowers for our lovely midwife.

kazbeth Sun 03-Aug-08 19:51:04

we made a thank you card with a printed a pic of our daughter (cheesy, I know, but easy to do on the computer) and also some chocs and a mini champers. But then ours was the same midwife I'd had from about 20 weeks.

OurHamsterisevil Sun 03-Aug-08 19:59:28

We had a photo taken after the birth with Me, DS2 and the mw's in. We popped a copy of that in the card. We also gave a bottle of champers and some chocs I think, possibly Roses, (THank you very much and all that)

bohemianbint Sun 03-Aug-08 20:01:30

ooops, never did anything of the sort! Never saw the same midwife twice though, and never saw the ones who delivered DS again either. sad

ExtraFancy Sun 03-Aug-08 20:05:32

I sent my midwife a card as she was bloody amazing, and I know I couldn't have had the birth that I did without her. She came to my house, followed me in the ambulance, and stayed with me for 9 hours until my baby was born. She only left the delivery room once in all that time...she was my hero for a good few weeks after DS was born!

iliketosleep Sun 03-Aug-08 20:52:39

Dont feel so guilty now that i know im not alone grin

(well i do, but you know what i mean!)

Some great suggestions BTW!

baltimore97 Mon 04-Aug-08 14:04:17

We gave the mws a nice bottle of wine - they were v. appreciative!

iliketosleep Mon 04-Aug-08 17:37:07

What sort of wine? Neither me nor dp drink so I am pretty much none plus to all this alcohol thing blush

Jo62 Wed 06-Aug-08 14:19:02

Just one thought - my mate's a midwife and they do get a bit sick of chocolates, especially when they're trying to lose weight! She said she loves plants as the flowers die and sometimes she gets a gift token.

For alcohol, champagne always goes down well (if they drink - what if your midwife doesn't for religious reasons?).

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