3rd Trimester

Look at what my hospital says about Overnight Visitors.

1. All overnight visitors must wear pajamas (or equivalent) during sleeping hours and must be dressed during the daytime hours - including shirt, pants and shoes. Night nurses will be making rounds and will be in the rooms during the night. 2. All overnight visitors should remain in the room from 10 p.m. until 7 a.m. to protect other patient's privacy. For #1.  This rule seems funny to me.  Are they implying that you can't wear your regular clothes at night or that perhaps they had a run in with someone who wore nothing to bed?  Is your DH or SO bringing 'pajamas' to wear overnight.  Perhaps sweats or lounge pants or do they plan on sleeping in their regular clothes?  #2.  Do people just roam around during the day, room hopping and butting into other people's rooms that they need to have this rule?  Is it a free for all before 10pm? Strange...

Re: Look at what my hospital says about Overnight Visitors.

  • I'm sure they've run into some DH's wearing nothing or just undies.

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  • I think for #1, it might mean that they don't want visitors to be in just boxers, shirtless, or nude, lol - since the nurses probably wouldn't appreciate it for a non-patient.  As for #2... I'm sure some people have done it, I mean heck - how often do you see people walking around in public with slippers and pajama pants?  I see it way too often..
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  • The sad thing is that they had to create these rules because it was happening!

    DH will wear fleece sleep pants or something and a t-shirt to bed.

    Maybe people were walking the halls talking on their phones too loudly at 1am? Just guessing! 

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  • LOL, I don't know. That's kinda creapy! you think someone was sleeping in the buff? Or maybe they don't want people dressed in "street clothes" so it's harder for them to "steal a baby and run out" ???  I have NO idea.  Not sure what hubby packed, but I'd imagine he'd bring some sweats/lounge pants. We both usually sleep in our undies, But I couldn't imagine for one min him wearing his undies while we're in the hospital
  • Yeah, my hospital tour director told us that a lot of dads will sleep in their boxers, but worse was that they tend to get into the shower to help mom labor and are nude for that. 
  • It just sounds like they've had a problem with people not being fully dressed during the day/night.  I would think as long as your SO or DH has something on its fine.  Can't blame nurses for not wanting to see people undressed.  :-)  But yeah, there are people out there that probably walk around with not much on at all so they have to have it in writing.
  • OMGoodness! That definitely made me laugh!! If it were me having to put up with those rules I would be a smart a$$ and buy DH matching pj's. That's just me though! 
  • Haha thats really funny. Let your SO not to wear a chicken suit or his swim trunks as that is not allowed.
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    LOL, I don't know. That's kinda creapy! you think someone was sleeping in the buff? Or maybe they don't want people dressed in "street clothes" so it's harder for them to "steal a baby and run out" ???  I have NO idea.  Not sure what hubby packed, but I'd imagine he'd bring some sweats/lounge pants. We both usually sleep in our undies, But I couldn't imagine for one min him wearing his undies while we're in the hospital

    I was thinking this. It could help identify people that should be there. But, scary if someone bad ever found out the policy and wore PJ's too. Tongue Tied

  • image mrs.oz:
    #2.  Do people just roam around during the day, room hopping and butting into other people's rooms that they need to have this rule?  Is it a free for all before 10pm? Strange...

    Lmao to this. I bet they have had bad past experiences with people maybe not dressing appropriately during the day?

  • lol, I can see why they would write these rules. There are a lot of crazy people out there and I wouldnt put it past alot of them not to use decency either.
  • at 20 weeks I had a horrible yeast infection, that got me hospitalized because I was allergic to the medicine. I eventually got a roommate and she had no idea what personal space was! I was next to the bathroom, and had my curtain open in front so I could watch TV and I had a "tent" under my blankets to keep the blankets off of my whooha so it could air out. On her way out of the bathroom one night (she didn't speak English) she asked me some question over and over and came over to me and was going to look under my tent!!! I had to scream no at her. So rule #2 could even apply in rooms!
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  • HAHAHAHAHAHA!  Dying laughing at this.  I'm imagining a bunch of husbands running around the halls of L&D in their tighty whities, walking past the nurses for another cup of ice chips.  HA!

    My DH is a doctor...so he's just going to the hospital in scrubs.  He'll change into another pair if things get messy, and he'll sleep in them too. 

  • image AmandaToo:
    Yeah, my hospital tour director told us that a lot of dads will sleep in their boxers, but worse was that they tend to get into the shower to help mom labor and are nude for that. 

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  • you would be AMAZED at what people think appropriate is! I am in the hospital on bedrest and the other night our PCA came in and my DH was cuddling in bed w/ me rubbing my back (both of us fully clothed keep in mind-me in pjs him in street clothes) and we joked that we didnt mean to make her feel awkward and she said not to worry that she had seen some NASTY stuff including walking in on couples numerous times having sex (keep in mind Im on a high risk ob floor where most the moms here are here for at least a day or two or longer) she said one time the couple was doing it and the mom was there for leaking amniotic fluid yet it didnt stop them! ugh!

    I mean ive been here for over 4 weeks but I would never imagine doing it knowing that a poor nurse could walk in on us! How sad that the hospitals have to make written rules about this!

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  • I work in L&D and for some reason both patient and husbands feel the need to walk around their rooms naked at all hours of the day; DHs walking down the hall to the ice machine in just their boxers or tighty-whities!  We actually had a dad doing "skin-to-skin" butt naked (usualy it is done with baby in just a diaper being held next to mom/dads chest/belly).  It is really suprising what people do in the hospital after delivery.

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    image mrs.oz:
    #2.  Do people just roam around during the day, room hopping and butting into other people's rooms that they need to have this rule?  Is it a free for all before 10pm? Strange...

    Lmao to this. I bet they have had bad past experiences with people maybe not dressing appropriately during the day?

    Sadly after working in hospitals (as an US tech) I have seen why this is a good rule. I have had people randomly wander in to our office or patient rooms and look around--some it seems have bad motives like looking for needles or meds. Some are just bored too I guess. My last job was nights, and one night I called security in a panic as I worked alone and someone came into my dept and started looking around into one of my patient rooms. Freaked me out!! I asked what he was doing, and he replied "Eh, my sister is in the ER and I got bored of waiting for her there so figured I would walk around a bit." SERIOUSLY?!?! So you think its ok to just wander into random hospital departments?!?! I was terrifed since I was by myself on a nearly empty floor, fortunately security was fast and told him to get his butt back to the ER and escorted him there.

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  • OMG! The nerve of some people! I guess if it needs to be in writing it has happened. Too bad that common sense it not so common!
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