Air conditioning in maternity wards froze out my friend’s husband

One of my best friend’s, Lauren gave birth to a beautiful baby girl last week in a hospital.

She was extremely prepared for the hospital because it was her second time giving birth.

She had her hospital bag packed for weeks with everything she needed. She said when she got to the hospital she was super grateful for the air conditioning because her contractions were making her sweat. She said that the pain was so brutal that it raised her body temperature. Her husband was very grateful that he packed a sweatshirt and sweatpants because the air conditioning was blasting in the hospital room. My other friend, Carlie is pregnant and is due at the end of July. Lauren told Carlie to double check her hospital bag and make sure she packs a sweatshirt for her husband who gets cold really easily because the air conditioning will be so strong in the hospital room. Different hospitals use different types of air conditioners depending on the section of the hospital and the type of room. Hospitals may use window unit air conditioners, split air conditioner, packaged air conditioner, or central air conditioners. Hospitals also use air filtration systems to prevent the spread of airborne diseases. No matter what type of air conditioning is used in hospitals, women are often grateful for air conditioning when they are giving birth. For men or family members that are waiting in the hospital when babies are being born, they may get cold but they have to understand it’s important for the health of the mother and the baby to have an air conditioned environment.


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