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DH has a cold! Will he be allowed in to see baby?

(4 Posts)
SoBroken Wed 07-Sep-11 20:09:10

Due at any second (6 days over) and my DH can feel a cold coming on! If I'm in hospital, will they let him in to see me if he's not well? I know they keep kids out in fear of spreading infections to the newborns!

Probably being silly.

onepieceofcremeegg Wed 07-Sep-11 20:11:59

My dh had a cold when dd1 was born. He was advised not to kiss her on the head/face area and obviously he practised good hygiene and kept away from other people's babies.

Unless he makes a big song and dance about having a cold, I'm sure no one will even notice. Certainly some of the staff would go in (rightly or wrongly) with mild coughs and colds I am sure.

onepieceofcremeegg Wed 07-Sep-11 20:13:00

btw when you say they "keep kids out" - do you mean kids with colds, or children generally? In our local hospital the policy is siblings only; no other children.

my2centsis Wed 07-Sep-11 22:06:19

HI my dp had the flu when dd was born, i was worried dd would catch it. midwife assured me dd wouldn't, she was 3days old when she had her 1st flu lol they wont keep him out of the hospital, even if they try you will be in labour afteral so i say make a big fuss until they give in grin

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