I was very lucky, in that I was able to get a Midwife for my second pregnancy. In Manitoba, Midwives are part of Manitoba Health, and so we don’t have to pay extra for their services. It’s included in our healthcare. It’s just really tough to get in. The stat I’ve heard is that 50% of pregnant mothers who apply for a midwife actually get one. So I felt really, really lucky that I was able to have one.
And my midwife was pretty amazing. There were a lot of things I didn’t like about the aftercare in the hospital, and so I wanted to avoid being at the hospital as much as possible. But that’s a post for a different day. I loved my midwife so much, her level of care and everything she did for us before, during, and after the birth of my son. At the 6 week appointment, we say goodbye to our midwife and then continue on with our family doctor. So, at the 6 week appointment, I decided to give her a little gift to show my appreciation for everything she did for me and for Aiden!
Ceramic Paint Pens
A mom in my May Babies group on Facebook posted the idea there, and I used it as well! It’s such a cute idea:
I also included some chocolates, because her recommendation for getting my milk to come in was to eat chocolate.
I then put it in one of the baby gift bags that I had received for Aiden because I thought that would be a cute way to reuse these little bags!
A few weeks after I gave it to her, she called me to thank me for it! She just loved it, and she said all the other midwives were jealous of her mug and asked her where she got it. 🙂 Total win!
Other things I might have put with the mug:
A gift card for coffee somewhere (Tim’s, Starbucks, etc)
A gift card for a nice dinner out
A variety of tea or a bag of coffee beans
What would you give with a midwife mug?