“A note from your friendly labor and delivery nurse during this coronavirus outbreak:
I cried today. I cried with you as you checked in, full of tears, that your family could not join you for this joyous time. It truly hurts me almost as much as it hurts you. Your mom couldn’t join you. Your other children couldn’t be here to meet their new sibling. Your sister couldn’t hold your hand for this gruesome and amazing process. I understand.
Right now, all over the nation, labor and delivery units are on strict isolation, only allowing 1 guest (and many hospitals allowing NO guests-not even the baby’s other parent) to visit during the labor, delivery, and postpartum time. These are guidelines from the CDC. We are doing this for YOU. We are doing this for your baby. This virus is spreading like a wildfire. The numbers are growing exponentially each day. We are worried about you and your baby!