with going into general hospitals to visit someone while pregnant?
my mom was taken into hospital yesterday and her and my dad are adamant that i don't go in to see her as there are "too many bugs around the hospitals at the moment".
its nothing too serious we don't think but i feel like an awful daughter not going in and my aunts questioning me is making it worse
I *think* I would go ahead Minkie. If it was winter I'd stay well clear but I think it would be ok. Just use the hand sanitizer every time you see one!
Minkie - hope your mam is ok.
I would go into hospital. If there is a very highly contagious bug like winter vomitting bug, visiting would be restricted but as the other poster said just use the sanitizer for your hands going in and leaving.
i know exactly where you are coming from, my nana is in a nursing home and the winter vomiting bug and MRSA broke out there before xmas- my own mother could not understand why i would not visit??? And, the thing is my Dad caught MRSA 6 years ago and as a result is now an amputee and confined to a wheelchair. I could not get over that my mother couldnt understand my point of view, she thought i was being selfish, and after all we have been through with my Dad!! That said, there was good reason to stay away pre xmas I feel. As another poster said use the hand sanitizer when you visit your mum and if you are visiting a ward where there aren't any perceived risks then you should be ok. I agree with you it will be very difficult to stay away particulalry as it is your Mum. HTH
thanks for the replies. she's just going in for a ct scan now and if its clear they'll most likely let her home today.
so fingers and toes crossed