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A friend of a friend had a baby girl not too long ago and the doctors wouldn't let her hold the baby for 2 hours. The only way she finally saw the baby after that long was because her husband went and forcibly took the baby from the doctor.
Is it just me or does it seem CRAZY to anyone else?
I can't imagine having that happen. I would be beyond furious. I would have taken the baby and left, regardless of what the doctors said.
Last edited by May14th2011; April 12th, 2012 at 08:14 PM.
Reason: Fix spelling error
Hmmm...was there a reason given? Was the baby under observation?
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That's horrible! I wonder what their reasoning was. One of my friends had a csection and the hospital wouldn't let her hold the baby for an hour afterward but two seems really extreme. If I were to ever give birth in a hospital I would request for the baby to be in the room with me at all times.
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i've heard of people that haven't been able to see there baby till the next day or whatever cause there baby was in nic. that would kill me i'd want to be with my baby 24 -7 and these poor women that have to go home and leave there baby in hospital i don't know how they do it.
That is crazy!!! I held my son for about 5 minutes after he was born but gave him back because I had the shakes really bad and was scared I was going to drop him...and then I blacked out. I dont personally remember holding him until 2am-ish and I had him 10:13pm. The girl that was in the recovery bed next to me had a c-section and it was 5 hours and she still hadnt bf'd her baby or actually held him.
I didn't get to hold my baby until 48 hours after she was born, but there was a reason. She went limp and blue and had to be transferred to a NICU with a cpap. BUT they didn't tell me any of that until hours after she was born. I had to throw a crying fit to get answers b/c they kept stalling. I finally sent DH in to demand they bring her to me, and that's when they finally came in and told us abt her condition.
My last, Lennox, I couldn't see or even hold him after he was born. I got a glimpse of him all wrapped up in a blanket and then taken to the nursery so he could stay under the warmer. He was born at 3:22pm and it was nearly 7pm when he was brought to my room. He just couldn't keep his temp up. It was so hard! I did have my dh go with him while I waited in the L&D room and then the room I'd be staying in for the next 20 hours.
So I understand what she must have been going through! Oh my dh couldn't hold him either as they wanted him to stay warm!
Simone SAHM to 5 boys Trenton 18, Tyler 16, twins Peyton and Eli 6, & Lennox 3