Some hospitals are now restricting their visitors in maternity wards to 18 and older for the duration of flu season. This includes siblings of the newborn under the age of 18. They are attempting to reduce the spread of swine flu.
How do you ladies feel about this?
First of all, arrgh, I am so sick of hearing about this darn swine flu! My 19 month old's pediatrician practically pinned me to the wall making me promise to get the H1N1 vaccine as soon as it became available. Umm, pardon me for not jumping for joy over getting a recently introduced vaccine that hasn't really been widely tested while I'm 7 AND A HALF MONTHS PREGNANT!!!! I don't really care if I am the in the highest risk category. I want to see 100,000 OTHER pregnant women get it first and have no problems before I jump on that bandwagon.
Now, back to this hospital thing. I'm going to call my hospital tomorrow and check on their policy, but personally, I'm going to be pissed if my 19 month old (who has never been to daycare) is banned from visiting me or his soon to be new brother. I mean, what if I end up in antepartum on bed rest? Am I not going to see my child for the duration? Oh good grief!