The Worst Part About The Hospital Bed | Birth Partner’s Don’t Be Fooled



One thing you need to know about is this big plastic bar that is on the left side of your screen.

Do you see that?

I call it the intimacy blocker.

Often, the nurses will come in the room and they’ll pop up those side rails, and I, as a doula, am often pulling them back down because what I find is, if someone is in the bed, it’s really hard to like rub their back or give them a handhold.

It just makes it uncomfortable when there’s that big… when there’s that big plastic bar in the way. So another thing you can do, partners, if you’re watching this, is to learn how to put those down. They can be a little bit tricky but you do not need to have the intimacy blockers up on those hospital beds unless it’s medically necessary.

That’s all I have to say about that.

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About Amity Kramer

Amity Kramer has been helping families cultivate unconditional love since 2008. She is a Birthing From Within Mentor, Certified Gottman Educator, and founder of Thresholds. Amity leads soulful workshops for families in transition. She also is a practicing birth and postpartum doula which gives her a unique window into the joys and struggles of family life.

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