I had my pre-admission appointment at the hospital last week. The hospital where I am delivering just moved buildings and it’s been a little crazy. I can’t do much but wanted to support them in some little and tangible way. I’m a gift-giver so I put together this simple package with some things that I already had at our home. It’s not too big, but enough to let them know I’m thinking of them.
Nurses do so much in the whole delivery process, even the ones I saw this day, that were doing pre-admission, and I may later see after the baby is born. I learned very quickly while laboring with Ruby that the nurses are the ones that do the hard work.
thoughtful care packages for your nurses & doctor
So, here’s what I did and still plan on doing for my nurses and OB.
For this care package, I filled with hot chocolate mixes and my favorite tea and placed them in a muslin bag and wrote a little note that I am thinking of them and thankful for all that they do. It took me two minutes.
I also started making a lavender essential oil spray to add to the bag, but was, of course, running late for my appointment and couldn’t finish it. But, just shows that there are many little gifts that are easy to include.
I plan this week to grab some goodies to pack in the hospital bag for our nurses. I was brainstorming more ideas and finally reached out to a friend.
here’s what an ob nurse suggested:
- little-packaged snacks
It’s so easy, simple, and perfect. I can easily run to target and grab these things without too much cost and it’s a tangible way to serve those that are taking care of me. Thanks, Hope for this awesome suggestion!
Depending on how long your labor is, you can see multiple nurses during your stay and also quite a few after you deliver. For now, I’m going to grab some big packs of each of these and put them in a basket to give to all the nurses and staff while we are there. If I have the time, I may make more little packages like this one here, but I still haven’t packed my hospital bag, so…
Also, don’t feel like you need to do any of this, a simple thank you note or just a thank you and word of appreciation will suffice. My doctor husband made fun of me a little for doing this, but I don’t think he’s ever gotten a gift. So, I’m going to make sure to make a little bag for my OB doctor as well, and my sweet husband who was so helpful during Ruby’s delivery. (I’ll just have to suggest he eat the snacks not in my presence :))
With having a husband in this medical field, I know how much they care for their patients. Make sure that you are loving those who take care of you well. Be kind, say thank you, bring them coffee. They work so ridiculously hard.
Did you do anything for your nurses or doctor?