Mother Complains about Hospital Worker Trying to Touch Her Baby

Baby in stroller
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A mother's trip to the hospital with her 7-month-old son ended in frustration and anger when a hospital worker tried to touch her sleeping baby. Despite the mother's clear signals that she did not want anyone touching her child, the worker continued to persist, causing the mother to file a complaint with the hospital. The mother later expressed feeling a bit guilty for her actions but still felt justified in standing up for her child. Read on to find out more about this frustrating encounter and how it was resolved.

Mom recounts her experience with doctor's visit and blood draw

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Stranger's curiosity about my baby made me uneasy 😬

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Mama bear defends baby cub from hospital worker's curious gaze 🐻

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Hospital worker tries to touch baby despite mother's protests 👶🚫

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Mother stands up for her baby against entitled hospital worker 👏

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When congratulating someone, keep your hands to yourself 👐

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Hospital worker attempts to touch baby without consent 😠

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Mother outraged by hospital worker's inappropriate behavior. 😠

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Hospital workers' inappropriate behavior leads to formal complaint filing.

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Angry mother files first ever complaint against clinic staff 😡

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Mother outraged after hospital worker tries to touch her baby

A mother has shared her experience of a hospital worker attempting to touch her child without permission. The incident occurred while the mother was waiting in line to get blood drawn after a doctor's appointment with her seven-month-old son. The woman standing behind her began asking about the baby and then proceeded to lift the blanket covering the stroller to take a look inside. Despite the mother's clear discomfort and requests for her not to touch the baby, the hospital worker continued to try to reach inside the stroller, prompting the mother to leave the hospital and file a complaint. While the mother initially questioned whether or not she was being overly sensitive, the hospital later apologized and assured her that they would take appropriate action. Unfortunately, incidents like this are not uncommon, as many people seem to feel entitled to touch or interact with other people's children without permission. This is a clear violation of personal boundaries and can be extremely distressing for parents. In the next section, let's take a look at some of the reactions to this story and how other parents have dealt with similar situations.

NTA, hospital worker should ask permission before touching a baby 😠

mdthomas | mdthomas

Hospital worker crosses the line. NTA for filing complaint.

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NTA for filing a complaint against the worker who touched your baby. Replies show concern for baby's safety amidst pandemic.

C_Majuscula | C_Majuscula

Hospital worker ignores parent's wishes to touch baby

Taru-Shinkicker | Taru-Shinkicker

NTA! Never touch someone else's child without explicit permission! 👏

Alyssa_Hargreaves | Alyssa_Hargreaves

Supporting mother's rights and consent is crucial. 👍

squirrel118 | squirrel118

Hospital worker tried to touch baby, parent complains. NTA.

traumatron | traumatron

Don't mess with a mama bear and her cub 🐻❤️

Srumlicious | Srumlicious

Respect personal space! NTA for standing up for your baby 👶

Due_Pomegranate_9286 | Due_Pomegranate_9286

Respecting personal space and hygiene in hospitals 😷

Harleys-real-smile | Harleys-real-smile

Hospital worker tries to touch baby, commenter says NTA 👍

Rexen88 | Rexen88

Protecting new mothers and babies 🚼: A justified complaint

havartna | havartna

Protecting your baby is a top priority 😤👶 Good job, OP!

Mimbley | Mimbley

Mother shares her own experience of standing up to hospital staff 👏

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Mama bear protects her cub from potential kidnapper 🐾

No-Comfort-6808 | No-Comfort-6808

Defending your child and sanity from unwanted touches 👶💪

kaett | kaett

Mothers have the right to say no to strangers touching babies 🙅‍♀️

Utopian_Idealist | Utopian_Idealist

Mother complains about hospital worker trying to touch her baby. NTA. Complaint filed due to COVID concerns.

trishsf | trishsf

Protective mother stands up against hospital worker's inappropriate behavior 🚫👶

crazymommaof2 | crazymommaof2

Agreeing with the commenter's actions 👍

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Agreeing with the mother, no one should touch a baby without permission 👍

lisa6547 | lisa6547

NTA. Right thing to do. The hospital worker's age may explain behavior 🤔

DMPC1234 | DMPC1234

Protecting your child's safety is a parent's top priority 👍

Oycun1 | Oycun1

Standing up to a healthcare bully 👊

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Protecting your baby from germs in hospitals 🤒

WhoKnewHomesteading | WhoKnewHomesteading

Protecting your baby from unwanted contact during C19 precautions 🚫👶

OriginalDogeStar | OriginalDogeStar

Commenter questions hospital worker's actions during pandemic 😷

lizbaby42 | lizbaby42

Protecting your baby from strangers is important 🔒

lostintranslation199 | lostintranslation199

Mama bear protects cub from hospital worker during pandemic. 🐻

JBB2002902 | JBB2002902

Mother defends baby from hospital worker, sparks COVID debate 🔥👶

MakeUpAName93 | MakeUpAName93

Respect boundaries: hospital workers shouldn't touch babies without permission 👶❌

EuphorbiasOddities | EuphorbiasOddities

Respect boundaries: Healthcare workers should not touch without permission 🙅‍♀️

Crackinggood | Crackinggood

Defending your baby's personal space 🚫👶 File a complaint 💻

tas5938 | tas5938

Mother rightfully calls out hospital worker for unsafe behavior 🚫👶

VictoryaChase | VictoryaChase

Setting boundaries for your child's safety and privacy 🐻👶

Felidaeh_ | Felidaeh_

Respect and boundaries are important. #NotTheA**hole 🙌

iowaiseast | iowaiseast

Protecting your baby's health, NTA for not allowing contact 👍

ChiefBearClaw | ChiefBearClaw

Hospital workers should prioritize hygiene over baby touching. NTA.

_higglety | _higglety

Mom defends her baby from a stranger's unwanted touch 😱

likestotraveltoo | likestotraveltoo

A hospital worker oversteps boundaries with a baby. NTA.

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Nurse confirms hospital worker's inappropriate behavior, supports OP. 🤚🚫

Disastrous_Lunch_899 | Disastrous_Lunch_899

Hospital worker tries to touch sleeping baby? NTA for filing complaint 👏

gytherin | gytherin

Consent matters! Hospital worker should know better. 👍

Keirathyl | Keirathyl

Respect personal boundaries, even with babies. 👍

mischiefnmayhem0215 | mischiefnmayhem0215

Respect personal boundaries when it comes to touching children. 👶

eurydice1789 | eurydice1789

Nurse agrees with mother's complaint and highlights worker's arrogance 🚨

EpicIrishman | EpicIrishman

Respect boundaries: don't touch someone's baby without permission 👍

ziptasker | ziptasker

Protecting babies from germs: A concerned parent's perspective 🦠

UnicornKitt3n | UnicornKitt3n

Consent is mandatory, insulting someone for saying no is ridiculous 🙅‍♀️

Humble-Plankton2217 | Humble-Plankton2217

Medical worker overstepping boundaries with vulnerable patients. 😠

Pilot1308 | Pilot1308

Respect personal space - even more important in a pandemic 😷

cdwright820 | cdwright820

Hospital worker ignores 'do not touch' rule, NTA for mom 👏

MamaH1620 | MamaH1620

Stand up for your baby. File a complaint against the worker. 👏

Tasty-Environment840 | Tasty-Environment840

Empathy for new mothers who don't feel like showing off 👶❤️

Ok_Philosopher_3968 | Ok_Philosopher_3968

Protective mother defends her baby from germ-filled hospital worker 🦠👶

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Commenter agrees that hospital worker was inappropriate 👍

simplewilddog | simplewilddog

Hospital security officer intervenes to stop inappropriate behavior 👍

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A concerned commenter questions the hospital's safety protocols 🤔

Elegant-Reason2689 | Elegant-Reason2689

Protecting your baby's boundaries is always NTA 👍

coach_draco | coach_draco

Nurse agrees hospital staff crossed professional boundaries. #RespectPersonalSpace 🚫👶

bloodrose_80 | bloodrose_80

Respect my baby's personal space 🚫👶

amymari | amymari

Protective mother reports hospital worker for boundary stomping 👩‍👧✋

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Mom shares her experience of strangers touching her baby without permission 🚫

ClothDiaperAddicts | ClothDiaperAddicts

Mom defends decision to protect her baby from hospital worker 😡

Banditsmisfits | Banditsmisfits

A hospital worker suggests not to complain about unwanted baby touching 😳

slendermanismydad | slendermanismydad

Protecting your child's privacy is crucial. NTA for filing complaint.

clandahlina_redux | clandahlina_redux

Setting boundaries and standing up for yourself is important! 👍

PM_Me_ChoGath_R34 | PM_Me_ChoGath_R34

Agreeing that pandemic safety is a top priority 🦠

MaryK007 | MaryK007

Protect your baby! NTA for filing a complaint 👏

MaryAnne0601 | MaryAnne0601

Inappropriate behavior by a nurse with a premature baby 😡

Princesssassafras | Princesssassafras

Mother rightfully outraged over hospital worker's inappropriate behavior 👶👀

Human_Building_1368 | Human_Building_1368