I'm a long time lurker, first time poster. I would like some advice, if y'all don't mind. I'm getting a hysterectomy on April 25th and will have my pre-op dr visit for questions and signing my consents on April 7th. My hysterectomy is by choice due to excessively long, painful periods (there is a much longer story behind all of that, but I will spare you all the details). I am infertile and have a history of 5 miscarriages. The hospital where I am getting the procedure is the same one I did my ob rotation in school. I just remembered yesterday that the floor that has the laboring moms and the newborn nursery is the same unit where I will be staying post surgery. The rooms are private, but in a row of 3 rooms you could have a mix of laboring moms, recovering moms, and post-gyn/ob patient. While I'm choosing to have this surgery and not having due to a medical emergency like cancer, I'm still uncomfortable with having to be around moms and fresh babies, especially because of my sadness over my inability to have a child of my own. In your opinion, would I be unreasonable to request to be on a Med/surg floor post surgery? I know I can request anything, but get turned down. I fully realize that the H stands for hospital, not the Hilton, but am I wrong for not wanting to be around all that "baby joy." I realize that I will have to be around parents and babies in the real world after surgery, but I can control that exposure to an extent. Thanks for your help.