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How to thank amazing hospital midwives?

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#1 Wonderstruck

Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:22 PM

I had a traumatic birth with unexpected complications. Some of the midwives who looked after me and keep my DH and mother up to date during surgery were amazing!

I want to thank them and was wondering what is best - I want to send them a nice card but wasn't sure if gifts are allowed?

What have you done to thank your midwives or what has someone done to thank you?

Edited by Wonderstruck, 19 March 2017 - 06:24 PM.

#2 ~Nasty_Jodama~

Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:25 PM

I think the card with some delicious chocolates they can share is a lovely gesture but even a card alone will be very appreciated :)

Its always lovely to hear that you are appreciated for what you do and have made a difference in a persons life.

#3 Soontobegran

Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:35 PM

Just words in a card or on a note are lovely.
In a profession which is never short on criticism it is really welcoming just to hear that perhaps you made a difference in someone's life.

#4 3bubbys

Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:58 PM

Believe me, as a midwife, a heartfelt card is always welcome!

Gifts are allowed but obviously hard to split between multiple midwives that's why chocolates or a small food hamper is always appreciated.

Something else that's always welcome is a letter to higher management. People generally only take the time to speak to management or write letters when putting in complaints so it's always lovely getting praise, not only from the families we care for, but from hospital executives!!

#5 Luci

Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:43 PM

My DH bought in bottles of wine for all the midwives who looked after me during the delivery of DD1 - I think he was embarrassed by my crying / bad language. My Mum was a midwife and she assured me they would not have been bothered in a the slightest...

Anyway I agree with a PP that a note to mgmt would be nice if you get a chance to do it. I also sent a card with a photo to the anesthetist who looked after me during my emergency c-section. He actually wrote back thanking me for the photo and card saying it made his day.

#6 Charli73

Posted 19 March 2017 - 08:04 PM

We were so amazed by our midwives we sent a card and chocolates to them and sent the OB flowers...

At a time when you think you just can't do it right, your tired, exhausted and it's all too much I had one put in a good hour or so to help me at 5am one morning before I went home and I will always be grateful..

I have nothing but wonderful memories about both my births in the maternity suite.. if I could keep having kids to go back thnere I would and I told them that!

#7 Evra

Posted 19 March 2017 - 08:28 PM

We had a hamper made up with chocolates and hand creams, and a card.

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