Petitions and activism
Instead of extended maternity leave to ask you to sign this
schafernaker · 04/05/2020 00:33
Now I’m never a big fan of these petitions, but with the very real possibility of having a premature baby in the next week or so this has really struck a cord.
I’m not bothered about the expenses, what I am bothered about is the covid testing. We all want our children to be safe and we all want to be able to hold them. Some NICUs are asking parents to be covid tested before allowing them near their preemies. If this is the case surely these need to be expedited if at all possible. Like it’s not scary enough giving birth to a sick or premature baby, but then not even being able to see, touch or hold them?
If people can ask for extra paid maternity to go to baby sensory I feel justified to ask for an expedited covid test to meet my child, to try and establish feeding, to be able to give kangaroo care.
Mucklowe · 04/05/2020 09:19
I just feel like there are so many petitions flying about these days, none of them will actually gain any traction.
Gawdsake2020 · 04/05/2020 09:22
I thought all patients were being tested anyway? So if you recently gave birth wouldn’t you be tested?
YappityYapYap · 04/05/2020 09:45
All admissions to hospital are being tested. It's to keep everyone safe. It would be quite reckless to allow parents that are carrying coronavirus to roam around a neonatal ward with lots of ill and premature babies. The testing makes sense
FridayFlowers · 04/05/2020 10:06
But you could be tested on Friday and not have it, then have it by Sunday? Surely you can't expect to be tested every day
JoMumsnet · 04/05/2020 12:05
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