A nurse at our hospital tested positive for whooping cough. She worked in the Labor and Delivery unit and possibly exposed newborns to the disease from May 5th to May 25th. Needless to say Chris and I are now both thankful that Olivia was not born on time (or even a few days late). Probably half of our birth class-mates delivered during this time frame. Whooping cough is not fatal in adults but it is potentially fatal for infants.
Chris has already called the hospital hotline and our doctor's office hotline to find out if the other nurses and doctors have been tested and what measures the hospital staff has taken to ensure future newborns' safety. We will update the blog with any information we get.