I was interviewing an OB the other day and she said the policy at AAMC is only one support person in the OR. Is this right? They generally struck me as more progressive than that.
no doulas in the OR at AAMC?
I don't know about AAMC, but both hospitals I was with only allowed one person. I had a doula with my second and had a repeat c-section, after trying to vbac. The doula was not with me in the OR, but she was in recovery. Both ORs were kind of small, I am not sure if there would be enough physical room for another person.
My mom works at a hospital in MD as nurse in L&D and it is standard practice. ETA- standard practice for only one support person in OR, to clarify. Some hospitals do not even allow doulas in the recovery room. It is also standard practice to clear the room of support people when giving an epidural.