When the news broke about the woman being arrested for allegedly trying to take a baby from a Clayton County hospital a friend made an interesting comment on Facebook.
She essentially said: See I’m not crazy! This does happen!
She went on to say that’s why she made her husband walk the newborn to and from the nursery every time.
And of course you know I did that too. Our babies were almost always in the room with us but when they went to the nursery we walked with them and usually stayed for any shots and checks.
In fact, I almost passed out the morning after Rose was born walking to the nursery for her to bed checked by a pediatrician. I didn’t realize how weak I was and how much blood I was still losing and while waiting I almost passed out. They had to pull over a chair for me. After that I made Michael go.
When Rose was first born, they were stitching me up and I was ordering Michael to go with her to the nursery. “Don’t worry about me! Don’t leave her alone for a second!!” He was more relaxed about it than I was.
Did you worry about your baby being stolen (or swapped) at the hospital? Did you ask about their prevention methods when choosing a hospital? Did you make your family walk with the baby or stay with the baby in the nursery? Did you feel safer with the baby in your room or in the nursery?