Right across from the nurses' lounge, where I could get coffee. They got smart after #3! LOL!
Edit: If a "public" room isn't available, your insurace will pay for a private one. This is their "out" if a hospital doesn't have private rooms for all their moms - like military hospitals.
not private, ugh, had a roommate, it's all the hospital offers unless there are only a few women there at that time. it was AWFUL!
anyway they should cover it if they allow that hospital!!
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When I have been in the hospital at other times I paid out of pocket for a private room. Its priceless and I would go without many other things before I would consider sharing a room.
My insurance also has that disclaimer, but since the hospital I deliver at ONLY has private rooms, they paid for it.
"who is going to watch the baby while I go to the bathroom? you don't expect me to leave him in a room alone with strangers"
"where is the disinfectant cleaner? I don't want to use the bathroom after some other woman has been dripping her blood all over it"
"how am I and the baby going to get any sleep with another crying baby in here?"
So they moved here somewhere else. Shared recovery rooms make no sense to me at all.
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DD2 I ended up with a private room only because it was extremely slow. The nurse actually told me they would try to keep me private no matter what because my daughter was in the NICU. It was hard enough to see all the moms with babies when I didn't have mine, having to share a room with one would have been practically impossible. When I was discharged they had an open room with like 10 beds for any mother whose child was in the NICU and they wanted to stay with them in the hospital. There was one other woman with me in that room. I was just grateful they had a place I could stay at.
Had an emergency c/s last night. I've had 2 vaginal births and always had private rooms, all in different hospitals.
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The hospital I had ds and ds2 at had mostly private recovery rooms, but if they run out of space you might have to share. Thankfully I didn't encounter that, although since I'm now on baby #3 I would feel comfortable bailing out of the hospital ASAP.
Absolutely no idea what my insurance *officially* pays for room-wise, they still haven't figured out that I UPed and per their wording, won't cover a hospital birth without doctor referral. Even if they didn't cover private rooms I'd pay the extra out-of-pocket, could not imagine sharing a room immediately postpartum
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The second place I delivered only had private birthing suites. The rooms for planned c-section moms were a little smaller than the ones where they were expecting a vaginal birth, but they were all private. You stayed in the same room for everything (well, except when I went to the OR, but there wasn't a "recovery room", I was just wheeled back to the same room.
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I heard, though, that this hospital is relocating to a new building in 3-4 years, and that the new digs will only have private rooms. Since they *strongly* encourage the "partner" to spend the nights with the new mom, and are pro-rooming in, it doesn't make sense to have shared rooms: that's just too many bodies per room overnight.
BTW your insurance sucks. Shame on them. :
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They're telling me I could have chosen to go to some other hospital. They couldn't name one that has semi-private rooms, but the hospital I was at (a community hospital, chosen for ability to give birth naturally, actually more of a dump than the other local hospitals) only has private rooms.
And while there definitely still times people have to do a semi-private situation, it is usually only when a hospital is overcrowded and all the normal recovery rooms are full.
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