"Father not allowed to stay with newborn or support mother"
Posted by Mim (as ),
I am pregnant with out first child and am disgusted by what I feel is the sexist attitude of the William Angliss Hospital. Whilst my husband is allowed to be present at the birth, representatives of the Maternity Ward will restrict him to visiting hours only. He does not expect accommodation or a meal but simply to remain by my side, should myself or the baby not be settled. He is happy to sit on a chair. They will not allow this.
I want my husband to have a chance to bond with our child as much as possible. We are a close couple and are rarely apart. This hospital is trying to separate us for one of the most momentous occasions of our lives.
We have been told that men pose an OHS risk to staff and other patients.