I worked for Motherhood for many years, talked with so many expectant mom’s, and I am a mom myself. I can’t imagine having a clock tick while something so wonderful and joyous was about to happen even during these tough, unprecedented times. One person should be allowed to stay the entire time. Period. If you want to make a policy about that person staying in the room or other contingencies around their continued stay, fine, but don’t make new moms go through this wonderful occasion in this way. I sincerely hope my signature helps any woman choosing to deliver at Baystate. Nobody should have to hunt for a new hospital due to policy, especially since Baystate has such wonderful care.