10 Beautiful Gift Ideas to Say ‘Thank You’ to Your Midwife
If you’re at a loss for ideas, here are some special ways to say ‘thank you’ to your midwife for caring for you, your pēpi, and your whānau.
A thank you present for your LMC is certainly not required nor expected, however many whānau do like to give their midwife a meaningful gift after their baby is born, often at their final postnatal visit. It doesn’t need to be big or expensive; it’s the thought that counts.
- A card with a photo of your baby. Many midwives like to display these in their clinic. Filling the page with words from the heart will mean more than anything money can buy.
- A voucher for some pampering. As we’re sure you know, your midwife works incredibly hard so the opportunity for a massage, pedicure or facial will allow them to have a moment of being looked after in return.
- A coffee voucher for the cafe nearest their clinic or the maternity unit/hospital/birthing centre.
- A restaurant or movie voucher for your midwife to spend some quality time with their other half or their children on their next weekend off.
- A bouquet of dried flowers, an orchid, or a houseplant.
- A bottle of wine or champagne.
- A pregnancy female form candle, mug or vase.
- A gift box filled with treats that you know they’ll love like chocolate, and a bath soak or soap.
- Pounamu or another taonga of meaning and significance to your whānau.
- Providing feedback to the New Zealand College of Midwives about your care. This feedback is essential to your midwife’s Midwifery Standards Review Process.