Quoting Lindsay J.:" So I went in for my pre c section blood work this morning. The hospital staff tried making me leave my ... [snip!] ... 18 by the patient rooms at all! Has anyone else went through something like this? And how did you and your LO cope with it?"
That's really stupid! I know it depends on the state, and usually different hospitals have differnt rules. Do you know if this is a state law or a hospital one? Maybe you could try calling a different hospital? I know the hospital I delivered at, had rules about kids being at least 10 years old, and only kids of the mother giving birth could visit. My hospital also had rules about the amount of people able to be in the room during the birth, but a lot of times, it depended on what the doctor allowed. Luckily, my doctor has been the same for all of my kids, and she didn't care how many people I had! I was able to have my husband, my little brother, his wife, AND my TWO daughters in the room to watch the birth! My oldest was 14, but my youngest was only 7... We just lied and said she was 10, lol... And the night nurses were really awesome, they actually let my 7 year old stay the night and sleep in the bed with me!! She just told me, "I know she's going to stay late with you tonight while your husband goes home to get some rest (even though we didn't say anything about him leaving and he was there when she was saying all this...) , so here is a blanket in case she falls asleep...wink wink.."