And as a committed atheist, I told them I took great offence at that, and I would be complaining to the authorities.
No, of course I didn't! I took their condolences in the spirit in which they'd been offered. As any normally-balanced person would.
But I can understand the actions of these midwives:
Senior midwife Jenny Collins, from Colchester Hospital University NHS Trust, said: 'We are not happy about the use of the word "angel" on a card in the bag giving information about Whisperer because we suspect that it has the potential to offend some parents at what is an extraordinarily difficult and sensitive time for them.What they are worried about, of course, is not the fear of offending anyone.
'Not all religions believe in angels and secular people certainly do not.'
They are worried about the legions of busybodies and professional grievance-mongers taking them to court. Them. Not the well-meaning Whisperers group. But the NHS.
Which is why passing useless and sledgehammer legislation causes more problems down the line, by encouraging the 'You have a right never to be offended, and if you are, it's someone's fault, and they should pay!' attitude.
So it would be nice to see the ConDems repealing it, wouldn't it?