Local OBGYN doctors asked TLS to release the following urgent information to the public after a coronavirus patient walked into a maternity ward, and did not notify the doctors.

If you are being admitted into the hospital for labor and delivery, DO NOT BRING AN INFECTED PERSON ALONG WITH YOU – EVEN IF IT IS YOUR SPOUSE.

If your spouse is infected with coronavirus and you need someone there for delivery, ONLY bring along another family member – such as a parent or close friend – to be with you.

“Bringing in an infected patient is detrimental not only to patients, but to hospital staff caring for the patients,” an OBGYN doctor stated.

On Friday, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Dr. Todd Rosen released a statement due to similar breach in protocol.


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  1. come on are we really that dumb. Think people think before you act. This is common sense. Wake up folks. This is not a joke. People are dropping like flies In a matter of weeks.

  2. Women can also bring a doula who has not been exposed. There are many willing doulas out there and although this is not an ideal situation, bringing your exposed or sick husband is absolutely not acceptable!

  3. Agree with above- sad that needs to be said. But I genuinely believe that this was a mistake made by an individual and doesn’t reflect society as a whole.

  4. Folks – don’t be dumb. I have it and it is the pits. High debilitating fever and bad cough. Not a smoker so bH my breathing is good so far but only Hashem decides how sick we get.
    PLEASE don’t expose others to the virus. It’s a crime to do so.

  5. Let me tell you about my experience, I was just in this situation last week’ our baby daughter was born on Wednesday morning. It sounds so simple to just ban a husband with a cough or fever, and I do understand the hospital policy, I respectfully left from postpartum on Thursday morning when they asked me to leave my wife with her first baby by herself (neither of our parents are from Lakewood). I just feel lucky to have been there for the birth of my child, afterwards my wife had a serious complication and we needed to make some decisions I cant imagine what that would have been like had I not been there and who would have held my little girl as my wife was rolled into the OR minutes after her birth?? just some perspective.

    • I’m sorry your wife had complications and I hope she’s ok now. However that is no excuse for someone who knows they are sick to potentially infect others – if medical staff get sick who will take care of everyone else?! Not to mention that a woman right after giving birth is considered a choleh – how many of those are you willing to infect?! And the newborns who haven’t yet had a chance to acquire full immunity – yes there have unfortunately been some of those cases as well!!
      Please people be considerate!

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