I am toally flabbergaste that this still goes on!!!
As opther mommas here have said: stadn your ground.
DO NOT allow them to remove your child from your prescence.
Idf they say they have to take the baby to the nursery for bath or checkup or whatever - tel lthem either you or DH will accompany them. If they say no- then tell then they CANNOT take your baby and will ahve to allow you to bathe the babe your self in the room,. or do it themselves in your room.
Keep your hands on your kid at all times.
I don;t seriously think they can walk offf with YOUR child. (at least I hope not).
Legally ins is requirted to keep you there for 24hrs.
So if you don't feel comfortable for INS reasons signing out AMA before 24 hrs - then just get yourself ready to leave at the 24hr mark.
And if they do somehow get their hands on your babe and take it away -then ask for it back ASAP. If they take more than 20 mins - then go look for them and your baby. They will make you feel like a littel bad child who should stay in her room at all times and listen to what they tell you. BUt don;t.
YOU are the momma. remember that.
oh - good luck honey! I cnnot imagine giving birth in such a place and I wish you all the strength and love in the world.