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
curious about other hospitals...
I'm not talking about NICU... or procedures (circ, assessment by docs, weights)..
but at night, for YOU to get some sleep.... what was the practice with nursery in your hospital? did they offer it, allow it, even have one available??
It was an option but I could never imagine using it. Especially with breastfeeding.
They offered, but recommended we keep DD in the room. I kept her the whole time except when they needed to take her. Let's just say I only got about 4 hours sleep total.
They constantly offered so I could get rest, and I always refused.
my hospital offered nursery or room in. We had her in our room the whole time except while we ate our "special dinner"- and then we only let them take her because she was screaming bloody murder lol.
At the hospital where I delivered, they had a nursery you could send your baby to after he/she was born if you wanted to. On the night my son was born I was really sick from the stress of labor. I am a diabetic and my sugars were out of control. So I sent my son to the nursery for a few hours until I felt well again. It was a lifesaver. But all the other days/nights I was in the hospital he was with me.
We were actually only allowed to keep the boys for certain times, until our last night in l & d. We were there 4 days.
They offered but he had already been in the nursery earlier for the lights for jaundice so I said no
They didn't offer,
when they did come to take them I tried to knock out b4 they bought them back lol, I guess because my husband was always there with my 2 normal deliveries, they just left us alone... he would take baby and I got to sleep.
Our son stayed in the room but the nurses did take him up to the station for a few hours so my husband and I could get some sleep.
With DD it wasn't even an option. With DS they offered but I said no because of breastfeeding. And I didn't like the nurses lol.
They offered to take him after I hadn't slept in 5 days and was having a physical break down. But he just went to the nurses station. No nursery.
I had them take Nathan for part of the night because I had such a difficult and stressful delivery and needed sleep to stay sane.
Its nice to have, even if its only for a few hours for the night or 2 you are in the hospital- once you get home there's no breaks!
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.
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 :).