I am about to have my 3rd child, first c section, in C&W. Having had two babies, one in 2010 and one in 2012 when men were not allowed stay, I am dreading the fact that they are now. Comments like snoring will be the least of your problems are completely not true, the babies might cry a bit, but of course you are sympathetic because they are newborn babies, but men, on a women's ward disturbing the peace, that's just not on!! Because it's my third, my husband would not be able to stay, even if I wanted him to, the last thing I want to do is listen to someone else's husband making noise. And there really is something off-putting about strange men being in such close proximity on a hospital ward during the night while you may be breastfeeding.
I feel like this is a cop-out for midwives not to have to help mums through the night, which I suppose might be the only benefit for me that if I do need help, they will be available (seems as I'm having a section).
Why any mum would want her husband staying and being as tired as each other when they take baby home is beyond me though, it works really well for the men to get a good nights sleep and therefore able to be as helpful as possible when you get home.
Can you tell I'm a bit annoyed here?!