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Have any of you shared a room after delivery? i just found out at the hospital i will be delivering at only offer semi private room (i will have a room mate) they said its a 50/50 chance that i will depending on how busy they are....i just cant seem to get over that! I cant see my self breast feeding/pumping with her visitors walking past my bed. My doc is awesome and love everything about the hospital but that, it makes me want to switch hospitals . Am i over reacting??? what would you guys do and how were your shared room experiences??
I would never in a million years deliver where I had to room share. That first day is so special and to have to whisper the whole time so they can't hear you, you can't watch TV at night when your baby is up,etc. It would just suck, a lot. I liked to get up and rock the baby or walk around, dh and I would eat snack and talk at night when baby would be up nursing. You can't do all that if someone is asleep on the other side of a curtain. I'd consider switching. Does your doctor have privilege at another hospital?
Between pain meds and nurses/doctors/audiologists, etc, coming in and out, I had no privacy and I didn't care, lol. Every person who came in either wanted to look at my breasts or "down there"... and my visitors were just interested in seeing the baby, so they were pretty oblivious to me and DH.
Depending on your roommate, I was thinking it might be kind of cool to share with someone. You could make a new friend .
Of course, I am an EXTREME extrovert (I score off the charts in that category when I take personality tests), so it totally depends on what you're comfortable with!! I just wanted to share my point of view .
I had a private room scheduled with DS, but the they had too many deliveries and ran out of space and we had to share the room. I did not care much, you are too happy to have your baby in your arms and too tired to care about someone else being behind the curtain. Nurses and doctors visits disturb you more than your ''room-mate''. In my case their bed was completely surrounded by a curtain and we both had our own visitor passage ways.
thanks guys! i just dont know what to do. I am going to tour the hospital as well as look into other options on monday if i didnt like my doc sooo much it would be an easy decision and so is not much help he just keeps saying its up to me and what ever i will be more comfortable with sometimes i just wish he would make up my mind for me lol
The rooms here are shared.. but I figure it won't be much of a problem... we probably won't even speak the same language! With both of my other deliveries I was at a hospital in the states that has shared rooms and got lucky both times and didn't have to share! I wouldn't worry too much about it, and if you're happy with your dr I would just stick it out! You're really not there for that long anyways, and if you make your roomie angry, don't worry about it.. not like you'll be seeing them around after you leave the hospital!
because we have universal health care, we have to pay for semi-private and/or private rooms, and that's just really not in the budget. And it's such a busy hospital you're not guaranteed a private even if you want one. So I'll be in a ward room with up to 3 others. Thankfully, it's a newer hospital and the rooms are huge and I actually really like the layout. I figure I'll survive even if it's not my preference...hopefully it will just be for a short time.
It's good that your doctor is being so understanding though. At the end of the day, you need to do what will be most comfortable for you, whether it is the doctor or the room. Could your doctor recommend someone for you at the other hospital?
Never in a million years would I share a recovery room.. You dont know whos comming in to visit her.. I may be paranoid but you dont know if her visitors are sick, or insane killers! I'd either switch hospitals or I'd be discharged right after the baby was born!