Labor, Deliver, Recovery and Mother-baby unit visitation rules??

Christen - posted on 10/07/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I am 33 weeks pregnant and the hospital I am going to deliver at has set visiting rules for flu season.

For labor deliver and recovery as well as the mother baby unit no one is allowed to come and visit mom and baby during the entire duration of there hospital stay except for the moms spouse or 1 support person and baby's healthy grandparents. Absolutely no children are allowed into any of the units.

Is the hospital near you instating any rules like these for flu season?
What is your opinion on these rules?
Who are you having/ did u have with you as your support person?

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Melissa - posted on 10/07/2009

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I did not have those issues b/c my son was born in July. However, my mother was my support person and the only one there with me the whole time. I didn't mind visitors, but I prefered home visitors instead. Those days you're in the hospital, you have nurses coming in constantly. The last thing I wanted was lots of visitors, and it seemed like every time i was ready for a nap someone was coming to visit. Not to mention what you're at home, people generally call before coming over. Then again you might feel differently about visitors. As far as the flu season reason, I think it's a good one. You might even want to practice that with home visitors as well. You should get the flu shot, asap. Your baby is too young to get it, so anyone you live with should get it as well.

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