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Cast Your Vote:

    • yes, they offered nursery overnight -- Votes: 48
    • No, they didn't offer nursery overnight -- Votes: 22
    • no, but I asked and sent LO to nursery -- Votes: 2
Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 22168 posts
28th Nov '12

with my 1st (14yrs ago) they took them automatically fr 2hours after birth and offered throughout my stay.
With my 2nd (11.5yrs ago) they didn't take him at all but did offer.
With my 3rd (19mos ago) they don't have a nursery for healthy babies anymore. It's been phased out completely and now they only offer couplet are, the baby's bath and all it's check ups take place in mom's room. They are only taken out of the room if there are complications of some sort.

Shannon +4 Due February 22 (boy); 52 kids; Beaumont, Alberta 8043 posts
28th Nov '12

It is not even an option where I am! Even if they did thought I would not have sent any of my kids to the nursery it would be there first night in their life and I loved spending every minute of it with all 3 of mine tired or not :).

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
28th Nov '12

Where's the "If they had had a nursery there's no way in hell I'd have sent my kid in there" option? I wanted my son with me. I was SO glad my hospital did "rooming in" and that I was there every time he woke to eat so that my supply could become established and so that we could have that initial bonding time.



Couldn't pay me to let my kid go to a nursery. And I've done a 36 hour hard labor and been exhausted as hell after labor, so I know all about needing/wanting sleep with a newbie. I just slept when he slept and woke just to nurse and change his butt.



Although, the nurses checked on us often enough that I, personally, didn't change his butt for 2 whole days between DH and the nurses.

.:Stacy Renee:. 19 kids; Ohio 6515 posts
28th Nov '12

They offered with every child & I accepted with every child.



There is no nursery with nurses that take care of your child so you can sleep when you get home. Had I breastfed I'm sure I would have kept them.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" Where's the "If they had had a nursery there's no way in hell I'd have sent my kid in there" option? ... [snip!] ... the nurses checked on us often enough that I, personally, didn't change his butt for 2 whole days between DH and the nurses."



I was going to post a separate post.... but everyone pretty much answered anyway. I wasn't wondering how many sent baby though.. I was more curious about if hospitals are still offering/pushing nursery or if more are going to "baby friendly" rooming in.

I'm an L&D nurse. I RARELY offer nursery. We have one.... and if moms ask to send baby I will take baby. I always let them know though that studies show it's best for baby to be in room with mom, and that studies show BOTH moma dn baby actually get more sleep if baby is in room with mom.



Avery 1 child; Arizona 2709 posts
28th Nov '12

I didn

user banned Due July 3; 2 kids; Australia 14351 posts
28th Nov '12

After i had my son he had to go to the nursery because he kept turning blue. He was there 4 hours and i hated it. No way would i send my baby to the nursery if they didnt need to be there

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting snglemama:" I was going to post a separate post.... but everyone pretty much answered anyway. I wasn't wondering ... [snip!] ... baby to be in room with mom, and that studies show BOTH moma dn baby actually get more sleep if baby is in room with mom. "

They didn't wake me to take him out for his circ (yes, I wasn't educted and chose to circ my son) and when I woke and he wasn't there, i FLIPPED for about 30 seconds---it was the sound of them bringing him back that woke me up, thank goodness.



Luckily, though, my son was just as sleepy as I was those first couple of days, so if I wasn't dozing off nursing him sitting up while he napped off a boob-session, we were sound asleep, him in daddy's cuddly wide-awake arms and me snoring and drooling in the bed, haha.



Seriously, I can't imagine letting him out of my sight after 40 weeks of having him in my belly. And after as hard as I've had to fight to get this baby, if I make it to close to term and have a healthy baby, you will have to pry this infant from my cold dead fingers to take it from me. HELL NO.



And it makes TOTAL sense to me that both mama and baby do better when they're together---its the natural way of things! Don't F with nature!

Veronica m6 Due February 25 (boy); Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
28th Nov '12

With all mine they offered it and it was always available when I wanted it but they highly suggest baby stay with mom. Luckily, I never used it unless they had to take baby there for something. I like my babies with me and daddy. But, it is good to know you can send baby down if you ever need to. My sister had a c-sections so she sent her babies down while she slept (to recover from the c-sections) and got them as soon as she woke.

user banned California 36390 posts
28th Nov '12

They kept him the first night since I had a c-section and couldn't get out of bed.

Avery 1 child; Arizona 2709 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting Jude the Super Kinkster:" They kept him the first night since I had a c-section and couldn't get out of bed."



I had a c section and I had him in a little portable crib thingy right next to my bed but I couldn

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49343 posts
status 28th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jude the Super Kinkster:</b>" They kept him the first night since I had a c-section and couldn't get out of bed."</blockquote>




I remember trying to wake my husband to get him or change him after mine. Man was that impossible. I even threw pillows at his face lol

Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6545 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting snglemama:" studies show BOTH moma dn baby actually get more sleep if baby is in room with mom. "


That may be true... but only if there isn't nurses coming in every fricken half hour and waking you up for one thing or another. lol Not saying it's your fault... but man I was so glad to get home and sleep!



BTW, hospital had nursery, I only used it once for like 2hrs for some sleep otherwise she stayed with me unless they needed her for a test.

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
28th Nov '12

The nurses took him to the nursery off & on but he was premature & small. It was mostly because i was diabetic & his blood sugars were off. Also when i got my tubes tied the next day they had him until i woke up. Fot the majority of the time he was with me in the room

user banned California 36390 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jude the Super Kinkster:</b>" They kept him the first night ... [snip!] ... trying to wake my husband to get him or change him after mine. Man was that impossible. I even threw pillows at his face lol"


I was alone.