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Did you buy your FS/Clinic a gift when you got your BFP?


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#1 babycuddler

Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

Hi there

just interested in people's thoughts - did you or would you give them a gift, or maybe a card? What would be a good gift?

If that day ever comes I would like to do something for them. With my last BFP it was obvious from the start that something was wrong so there was never any OMG celebration moment.... so it will be a big deal if it happens..

thanks

#2 HRH Countrymel

Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

In my clinic they have a wall of baby photos - that's what I'll be giving them if I ever manage to get pregnant.  Send them a thank you for helping me get this baby note with a little photo included

I can't actually look at them when I'm there, just glance at it from the corner of my eye but I know DP thinks it is very 'inspirational'.

I won't be buying them a present - I think they have had enough of my worldly goods endowed on them already!

#3 BJBubbles

Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

Like CountryMel, my clinic loves getting photo's of baby's and even meeting them once they are born.

When I did get pregnant, my FS did my viability scan, all was good, she gave me a hug and said to call her in a few years time when we want a second.  We didn't get out baby from that though.

When I got my next BPF, it was natural and my FS's assistant wanted nothing to do with me so I don't even know if my FS know's I got pregnant....

So no, not getting her anything!

#4 halby

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:10 PM

I used to give the girls at reception a card and chockies at christmas. I dont now as I dont know them as well as lots of newer ladies these days. And Fs I sent a photo and thank you card and the clinic one too when DD was born. Those that have worked there the whole time I have been going never forget DD name and fall all over her if she is ever with me when I have to go in. I suppose it depends on how you feel about your fs and clinic.

#5 Paddlepop

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

No because seeing how happy we were was enough for my FS. He did ask that we bring our baby in for a cuddle after she was born because so few people ever bring the baby back in.

Once DD was born we sent a thank you letter to both the IVF clinic and the FS with photos of DD. When she was a few weeks old we took her in to the clinic and the staff loved meeting her. We then took her to the FS to meet him. He had a cuddle with her, and loved being able to see and touch the baby that he helped to make possible. I asked if he would still be working in IVF in about 3 years when we would be ready for the next one. He said yes because his son had only started high school so he had high school and university to pay for, and to come back sooner for the next baby.

#6 jules095

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:26 PM

I gave my FS an expensive bottle of wine & his receptionist a box of chocolates.

#7 babycuddler

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:48 PM

Lovely, thanks they are all great ideas!

#8 roses99

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:56 PM

My FS went on to be my OB and then to deliver my baby. By the time we got through all of that, I was just incredibly full of thanks. I bought a big bunch of flowers for the waiting room and wrote him a card to let him know how grateful I was.

#9 42n8

Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:53 AM

When my children were born we sent a hamper of gourmet choccies to the clinic with a photo & card announcing their safe arrival. We sent a smaller hamper to the lab staff (as they are in a different building and had mentioned to me (in jest) once that they miss out on getting photos etc alot of the time) and we had a painting commissioned for our FS & OB to hang in their office (which they are).

Granted our gifting was a little OTT but after 8years with them (for #1) and ALOT of trouble getting, staying and keeping pg they had all gone over and above the usual care and - they all deserved it.

#10 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:21 PM

I didn't do anything until DS was safely here (too superstitious) but I sent them a card and a picture when he was born.

#11 porkchop's mama

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:28 PM

I did.  Waited until after our NT scans. I bought him a bottle of wine and gave scented candles to his secretary and nurses.  

Not sure if I will bring baby back to visit.  Could be a bit awkward in waiting room with other couples still TTC.

#12 ellebelle

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:34 PM

I gave him a bottle of red wine and a heart felt card when DS was born

#13 Forum Moderator

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:48 PM

I'm going to move this to Pregnancy/Parenting after problems as it's a bit more appropriate over there.

As for me, I didn't give my FS/clinic a gift, I just sent them a card.

#14 minidiamond

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:58 PM

Yeh, I reckon I gave him about $40k all up ! :-)

Seriously, we sent him a pic of DS with a nice note - and he was very happy to hear our news, kept in touch (of his own accord) with our OB along the way

Edited by Liltuss, 10 December 2012 - 06:58 PM.


#15 kez71

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:30 PM

My baby is still cooking, but i don't think i'll send a gift other than a photo when she gets here. After 3 fresh cycles and 2 FET's, Ive only seen my  specialist for less than an hour all up. I had 5 minute interviews before each cycle was set up and saw him for 2 minutes before each egg pick up. I don't feel close to him at all. Most of the communication was done via the nurse. I wouldn't think theyd expect a gift.

#16 6plus2

Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:38 PM

Yes, we sure did give our FS a present and have each birth day since.

#17 Little.One

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

I waited until 12 weeks and then sent the nurses a card with what I thought were some lovely words. It was important for me to express just how much of an impact they had on my day to day life. A call or words from them had the ability to impact my whole attitude and feelings each day.

When my baby arrives I will definitely send them a photo of my girl original.gif

I don't know if I would send a gift.. I wouldn't even know what to send that could express my gratitude.


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