Ali, runs some blog called ‘Inspiralized‘, has bravely shared her harrowing post-delivery experience. Going into the details of being forced to share a hospital room with another new mom, she says “it was brutal, to say the least.”
Ali begins by saying she and her husband wanted a private room in an NYC hospital and “we were willing to pay for it!”. Unfortunately she was treated as if she were like every other women in this city who gives birth – private rooms are first come, first served – and it was “just so cramped and uncomfortable”.
we did not get a private room – we got a room that we shared with another new mama and it was a tiny, tiny room separated by a single curtain…needless to say, it wasn’t a comfortable situation.
Ali goes on to describe the barbaric conditions she was subjected to.
I’d get woken up every time a nurse came in to check on the other patient. I’d hear her baby cry and it would wake me up…literally if you moved the separator curtain, I could touch the other new mama next to me.
Thankfully someone finally realized Ali was not receiving the VIP treatment she so deserved.
thank GOD my OB-GYN was in on Monday and came over to see me and…could see the look on my face and said, “do you want to get out of here?” and she discharged me a day early so I could be at home comfortable.
Once Ali’s ordeal came to an end and she could escape the Turkish prison conditions of New York City hospital postpartum recovery rooms, her “spirits lifted and I became excited to be a Mom”. No word on whether she plans to start a movement for on-demand private hospital rooms for the internet famous.