My husband is getting tested today to see if he has cancer. And if he does his immune system would me messed up from the treatment. We are about to have our first baby in July and im wondering if he would be able to be there and be around the baby if he has no immune system from the treatment. Does anyone know? Has anyone ever been through this? My DH thinks that he wont be able to be in the room for the delivery and wont be able to be around our baby.
Answer by Ash9724 at 6:03 PM on Jun. 1, 2009
Hospitals are very, very dangerous to the immunocompromised. I know from experience, my daughter died and was put on heart/lung bypass because she had a HAI (hospital aquired infection) while she was being born. I would worry about both a c-section, and a vaginal birth at a hospital. A home birth I would not be so worried about. Remember... If you breastfeed your child directly after birth you pass on antibodies to whatever bacteria or virus you might be exposed to so your baby is protected. Sometimes, however, at a hospital, if the membranes are ruptured or rupture themselves prematurely your baby can acquire an infection before they even emerge from your womb. I don't mean to scare you, but it happened to me, and I would hate for it to happen to any other woman. I would worry about your husband being at the hospital and being vulnerable to staff, that can be extremely life threatening.
Answer by lillys_mommy09 at 8:34 PM on Jun. 1, 2009