I suppose I’ve expressed myself way too succinctly. The lack of visits was surprisingly beneficial for all the mothers and newborns in the department : imagine the calm and subsequent rest for them.
Only fathers allowed to visit, though not allowed to spend the night there, which is stupid as it would reduce workload for midwives and nurses during nightshifts. Lots of non-medical stuffs fathers can help with in such context.
It’s my first kid but the 2nd one for my wife, and she really appreciated the silence in the maternity hospital compared to the environing agitation and noise for the birth if her son 7 years ago.
On the other hand, they’ve reduced the stay at the hospital at its minimum, which is 2 nights after birth.