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Can you refuse?!? 10 days till baby comes Due January 25 (girl); 16 kids; Bolt, West Virginia 745 posts
8th Dec '12

Ok, I am a first time mommy and trying to educate myself as much as possible. I just read a thing on yahoo news about these two baby boys who had right identication bracelets and everything,but the nurse didnt check the bracelet with the bassinet and both where put in the wrong bassinet and sent to their wrong mommies. Well the one mommy ended up breastfeeding the baby,and once it was discovered the infant went for HIV/Hepatitis testing and will have to do so every 3 months for the first year of life. I know it is very rare these things happen but they DO happen. I mean I'm sure there are nurses that has had something happen and they don't say anything for the risk of losing their job or whatever. So my question is can you refuse your baby going to the nursery or leaving your room? How far do your rights go as far as making decisions for your LO? I'm on my phone or I would post the link to the story.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
8th Dec '12

the only time they have to leave your room is for any testing or shots, other than that the baby will be in your room

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
8th Dec '12

but i mean.. you should sort of remember what your baby looks like

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Golden Coast, CA, United States 116752 posts
status 8th Dec '12

Depends on hospital policy. I was on mag so I couldnt be alone with the baby at all. If my husband had to leave for whatever reason my son had to be wheeled down to the nurses station or nursery.



But with my first my son stayed with me the whole time except for his circumcision, after that he had to stay in the nursery for awhile but if you're not doing that I'm sure he can stay with you as long as you want. Dependent on hospital policy.

Fawn Hurley Due May 26 (girl); 51 kids; Live Oak, Florida 39 posts
8th Dec '12

most hospitals check when they leave your room and enter with the baby they make you read off the numbers to verify the baby is yours

Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24256 posts
8th Dec '12

upon the baby going back to the mom, both the moms and babys bracelets should have been checked and matched up. so the nurse slipped up twice.



but yeah, i'm pretty sure you can request that baby stays with you or your SO (or another family member) is with baby at all times

nLs7874 Due December 11 (boy); 1 child; Pennsylvania 51 posts
8th Dec '12

where im having my son they give you the choice of keeping the baby with you or sending the baby to the nursery at night.. totally up to you.

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
8th Dec '12

When I had my daughter 1, I knew what she was wearing. 2 I knew what MY kid looked like and 3 I checked her bracelet every time I got her. I don't see how a PARENT could not realize they got the wrong child.

SailorJerry 2 kids; California 17292 posts
8th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting [♥]Mrs. Morgan:</b>" When I had my daughter 1, I knew what she was wearing. 2 I knew what MY kid looked like and 3 I checked ... [snip!] ... like and 3 I checked her bracelet every time I got her. I don't see how a PARENT could not realize they got the wrong child."</blockquote>



Right? Unless she was doped up on heavy morphine but surely her partner was there? My son was easy to recognize he was the only baby there with a full head of hair lol the nurses had fun and returned him to me after his first bath with a parted comb over lol it was cute

♥Jada Due October 20; 4 kids; Vicenza, Italy 6159 posts
8th Dec '12

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S♡J=Malachi Due January 8 (boy); 3 angel babies; Florida 3278 posts
8th Dec '12

The nurses read the hospital bracelet & did the other mom have HIV for them to check it for the next three months. Cause if she did & the hospital knew they wouldn't let the mom breastfeed

10 days till baby comes Due January 25 (girl); 16 kids; Bolt, West Virginia 745 posts
8th Dec '12

thank you guys for all the replies!! This is very true I don't understand how the one mommy did not know the baby wasn't hers!! Obviously I don't know the whole routine of what they do with babies so thank you for reassuring me that they are "supposed" to check the bracelets and such.

♥Jada Due October 20; 4 kids; Vicenza, Italy 6159 posts
8th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting [♥]Mrs. Morgan:</b>" When I had my daughter 1, I knew what she was wearing. 2 I knew what MY kid looked like and 3 I checked ... [snip!] ... like and 3 I checked her bracelet every time I got her. I don't see how a PARENT could not realize they got the wrong child."</blockquote>




I don't either. But then again, my kids look exactly like my DH when they pop out. And as a mother, I remember what my kids look like, and I'm that mom calling asking how much longer is it going to take.

10 days till baby comes Due January 25 (girl); 16 kids; Bolt, West Virginia 745 posts
8th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting True Diva:</b>" The nurses read the hospital bracelet & did the other mom have HIV for them to check it for the next three months. Cause if she did & the hospital knew they wouldn't let the mom breastfeed"</blockquote>




The article said that the HIV/hepatitis testing on the infant came back negative and was a precautionary they suggested for the biological parents to par take in. The hospital released an apology letter and said.they would pay for all the additional testing the child required for the first year of life that was relevant to the accident.

Jennick.1113 36 kids; New York 7299 posts
8th Dec '12

Whether it was me, DH or my mom, someone had eyes on all of my infants all the time.(My preemie was a little different since she went to a different hospital, but her and I had matching bracelets and I'm positive she's ours ;) )They only left our rooms for testing and one of us even stood in the hallway and waited. Each time the baby came back in the room our bracelets were checked also. Sure, it could happen, but I would just make sure you know what your baby looks like and the nurses are checking like they're supposed to to.