They often put a bracelet and baby and a primary person besides the mother, as long as both are together the alarm is not set off. If the attorneys version is true, who’s baby is it? Does a nurse have the right to grab your child from you?
My experience as a mother: had the bracelet on baby and myself, not my husband and the last hospital I worked at followed that standard protocol as well. Anyone else attempting to leave the ward would have set off a security alert announced through the entire hospital and a lock down that included doors to the outside. This policy was taken very seriously for good reason. Looks as if Kennedy was stirring the pot.
The nurse did not grab the baby - she was trying to prevent Kennedy from leaving the hospital with a ‘still registered patient’. Neither the baby, or the mother, had been discharged by the ob/gyn or the pediatrician.
The hospital and its staff (nurses & administrators) was still responsible for the welfare of the 2 day old (newborn).
I am shocked that the physician ‘friend of the Kennedys’ did not step in and advise the ‘father’ that it was against hospital/medical/administrative protocol to attempt to do what he did.
I admire the nurse whose commitment to safety was not overwhelmed by Kennedy worship.