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#61 of 65 Old 05-08-2007, 06:05 PM
 
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DS rode down to the car in my arms in the wheelchair, then we showed them our carseat and put him in there....
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I was allowed to put Emma in a sling to carry her out of the hospital. Then again, because I am already a wheelchair user, I was in my own wheelchair. The only thing we had to prove was that I did indeed have a car seat (I had a convertible car seat in my parents car). The only thing the nurse balked at was the seat was in the back of the van, away from me. I explained to her that the middle of the van had to be empty for my wheelchair lift and strapping stuff, but it still made me pissed off that I had to explain all of this to her. My Mom just replied to the nurse that we know what we are doing and to not bother us, and she left.


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My hospital had given me materials stating that they would check to make sure you had the car seat, but they never did with us. I was wheeled out with my son in my arms.

Maybe this is cynical, but I'm wondering if the employees "profile" the new mothers. If they think you look poor or very young, maybe they check, whereas if you appear affluent/older, they don't.
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Leaving the hospital was not a big production here. We left 12 hours after he was born and we didn't plan to be there in the first place. I don't even remember having anyone check that he was in a car seat or anything. He was, but only because we wanted to figure out how to get him in it before we ventured out to the parking garage. I also wasn't wheeled out, either. I walked out myself.

To be quite honest I don't remember details but I don't remember anyone checking that we had a car seat.
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My hospital had given me materials stating that they would check to make sure you had the car seat, but they never did with us. I was wheeled out with my son in my arms.

Maybe this is cynical, but I'm wondering if the employees "profile" the new mothers. If they think you look poor or very young, maybe they check, whereas if you appear affluent/older, they don't.
err..well, i was on medicaid and we left 4 days after i turned 18, i checked in the next night after i turned 18...
i think they gave up on me cause i was refusing and disputing everything and i brought my granddads laptop to prove my points so they wouldnt argue anymore! :
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