Mum to be sparks debate after saying she would rather her husband and especially other men was NOT on the maternity ward overnight.
‘Booked in for ELCS for breech baby. Just going through this week’s post and find a letter from the hospital about what to do/not do prior to the op, what time to arrive etc,’ the username, Whatthefreakinwhatnow, posted.
‘At the back is a letter for my “support person”, with a list of dos and don’ts for their stay on the ward with me after my section.
‘Sorry, WTF?! I love DP dearly but not a chance do I want him or more importantly a load of other blokes on the ward,’ she wrote.
‘I was already going to discharge myself the following morning, but was realistic about staying a bit longer if needed – b***ocks to that I am definitely leaving as soon as my catheter is out and I can walk again!
‘Am I the only person who thinks this is really bloody unreasonable?!,’ the furious mum-to-be concluded.
She later elaborated upon the fact that while she is fine with men visiting, she doesn’t want men around when women need privacy in the evenings.
‘The letter clearly stipulates curtains have to be kept open so midwives can monitor you, so absolutely no privacy at all from all the random people on the ward,’ she wrote in a follow-up comment.
We recently shared the story of a mum who posted on Reddit asking if anyone has ever had their father-in-law present in the labour ward. We also shared the story of women who wanted their dads present at childbirth.
I can totally understand her concerns if it is a shared ward.
I was in a private room with both my children and hubby stayed with me. I would not have been without him, especially after the birth of our first son and we had a shock visit from the Paed at 1am with bad news. I was very thankful that hubby was with me.
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