What would you do in this situation? Being sick & new baby being born…

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Barbiestylez:  stay home. Honestly, a lot of moms would prefer no visitors in the hospital anyways.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’d stay home, if you are that sick your not doing anyone a favor by coming there sick, wait until you feel better, the last thing you want is to give a new baby a bug. Just to be safe  I would wait 

you will be able to enjoy meeting the new baby more once you feel better

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Barbiestylez:  I will echo the other Bee’s…Stay home and get better! 🙂 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Barbiestylez:  Don’t visit. But send a congratulations text, email, or phone call. I bet they would send a picture of the baby! 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Barbiestylez:  I think that you have answered your own question. You know the right thing to do is to wait until you, your FI and your FSIL are all feeling better. She will probably appreciate a visit once she’s settled at home anyway. You can go visit when she needs someone to help her tidy up/cook/give her time to nap etc and she will love it!

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Don’t go!!! It’s not worth possibly getting the baby sick. If a newborn gets a fever, they have to have a spinal tap. So not worth it. Just wait until you are well. Honestly, I wouldn’t have wanted visitors at the hospital anyway.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Barbiestylez:  Absolutely stay home! Baby’s health and your driving safety both come ahead of the need to see mum and baby for a few minutes in hospital.

In any case, I always prefered people coming a day or 2 after baby was born. I was in no state for visitors immediately after the birth. (But wait even longer if you’re sick – baby’s health comes first).

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

@Barbiestylez:  stay home. I’m pregnant and telling people that I don’t want visitors while I’m in the hospital. I made the mistake of allowing people last time and it was hell

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Barbiestylez:  Completely understand. It is good to give her a heads up so that she doesn’t feel like no one wants to see the baby. lol. 

I have a younger brother, and I would totally appreciate the heads up of sickness and waiting to visit. 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Stay home.  Honestly if you sound as bad as you feel the hospital might ask you to leave, it’s the height of flu season.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

You are definitely doing the right thing in waiting until both illnesses have run their courses, and mommy will thank you later. Sometimes you don’t realize it before you have a child, but seeing someone who is sick go near your baby is just iffy. It’s just better to be safe than sorry. I graduated HS with a girl whose cousin or someone visited the baby in the hospital. Turns out cousin had a cold sore (I think) and kissed the baby. The baby ended up dying a few days later from the infection. I’m sure it doesn’t happen often, but you really never know.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@Barbiestylez:  Stay home! Its really dangerous for bubs to be exposed to that kind of illness, its just not worth the risk. Rest up, get better and visit them when they’re settled in at home and everyone is happy and healthy!

(and in the meantime, maybe do a video call, or at least get them to send a tonne of pics!)

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