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Swine Flu and Newborn Babies

Would You Limit Hospital Visitors Due to Swine Flu?

Check those germs at the door! While the nation's schools and doctors' offices prepare for the flu season to begin, hospitals around the country are weighing the possibility of limiting visitors to the maternity ward.

The two largest hospital networks in Des Moines, IA are considering limiting new parents' visitors to immediate family over the age of 14. The proposed rules would exclude young children, grandparents and friends from celebrating with recovering mamas in the hours and days immediately following a wee one's birth.

The Centers for Disease Control have deemed expectant moms and newborns to be most at risk for contracting the H1N1 virus, and this move would provide the two groups with added levels of protection. Would you support a ban on hospital visitors to reduce your chance of contracting the virus?

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