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Open Letter to Beyonce & Jay-Z

UPDATE:  This is the article I read that upset me. 

Is anybody else tired of celebrities being treated like royalty?  Because I sure am.  I read a lot over the last couple of days about Beyonce and Jay-Z's escapades at the hospital and it really made me upset.  I was a NICU parent 7 years ago and I can't imagine being denied access to my kid because a celebrity also happened to give birth when I did.

So I've written an open letter to Beyonce and Jay-Z and I really hope they read it.

Dear Beyonce and Jay-Z,

Congratulations on the birth of your daughter.

I was glad to hear that you were able to have your friends and family (including your makeup artist) come and visit you and your new daughter and you were able to have a catered lunch.

That's great.

But what I really want to talk to you about are the NICU parents sharing the hospital with you whose feelings you didn't take into account for one second.

Was it really necessary to lock down the entire floor and block parents from the NICU just so you could use the hallway?  I get that you're big stars and you have to worry about security and whatnot, but there's no reason to be complete assholes.

You know how right now you feel an overwhelming love for Blue mixed with a little fear, uncertainty and anxiety?  Well, NICU parents feel that times a million and the last thing they need is more stress added to their already stressful lives by a couple of divas (you're one too, Jay-Z, don't deny it) who think no one else has ever given birth before.

My bitty baby.
As a former NICU parent I can tell you how easy it is to flip flop back and forth between the excitement of having a new baby and the heart-stopping fear that your child is not well.

When you're in the NICU it is almost unbearable to pass the "normal" parents in the halls who have the pleasure of choosing whether or not they want their baby in the room with them, choosing whether to breastfeed or bottle feed, or the worst: the parents taking large, robust babies home in adorable outfits with lots of photo ops while your child is still hooked up to machines and fighting to live.

These are the parents you had no regard for.

When you're in the NICU, you get 2 maybe 3 visitors allowed at a time.  Each visitor must scrub in like a surgeon before they're allowed in the nursery.  Some visitors are barred at the door if they show any sign of a sniffle or a cough - that is certain death for many of the babies in the NICU.  Some babies are so sick they can't be handled, so their parents just gaze at them and whisper words of encouragement like, "C'mon buddy, you need to fight now.  You need to be strong, because Daddy and I love you so much and we need you to be with us."

Those are the kinds of memories these new parents were making while you were hosting a catered lunch.

The NICU parents were eating cold soup from a vending machine and realizing that the perfect birth they imagined was not happening and what they really needed was some compassion and instead they got hassled - by your "staff."

When you're in the NICU, you need support and lots of it.  You need your family and your friends to rally around you and keep you going.  Some parents are in the hospital with their babies for days, weeks, months and all they live for are the visits that continue to sustain them.

Imagine the distress of these parents - the ones you didn't care about - to find that their loved ones had been relocated or stopped from visiting.  Not for a cold, but because someone in your entourage needed to go out for a smoke or whatever was so important to shut down the hallway.

Were these measures really necessary?  I get that you need to worry about your security, but on the other hand, what are the chances that someone who wants to injure you, your baby or one of your visitors just happens to be in Lenox Hill Hospital with a baby in the NICU that day??  Pretty low is my uneducated guess.

We all want to protect our children, but covering up security cameras sounds like a way to protect your wallet more than your child.  It makes no sense to me that you're so worried some crazy person is going to get you that you install bullet proof windows and doors, but then you cover the security cameras?  If, for some reason (God forbid), someone did get in, you'd need those cameras to help catch that person.

I think you covered the cameras because you want to be sure no one has a picture of Blue.  You want to be the ones to sell her image to the highest bidder without the worry that a grainy surveillance photo is out there.  By covering the cameras though, you put everyone else's child at risk and that was a shitty thing to do.

I understand what happened, I really do.  New parents are PSYCHOTIC.  We all go through it.  It's just what we do.  Even the most normal and down to Earth people lose their shit a bit when they have a baby.  I don't know why we have such high expectations from our stars.  You guys are so out of touch with reality to start with and then you add first time parents to it and you guys go crazy.  I mean, seriously, a $500,000 minivan??  WTF?  Who is going to drive this?  Will you need a shower while you're making a run to Babies 'R' Us?

Either way, it's over now.  Now it's damage control time.  It's time to admit you were wrong and put out an apology.  Jay-Z - own it.  Once you sell the photos of Blue, a nice sizable donation (i.e, the whole check) to March of Dimes would be great.  Or better yet, pay the bills for the parents in the NICU that you disrupted - who are probably still there today wondering when their child will be able to go home.

PS - This story could all be rumor and conjecture.  I have no idea what to believe anymore.  I see articles and stories and then they're retracted.  If none of this is true (as the hospital is saying), then set the record straight.  I truly hope it's not true.

UPDATE: Since I wrote this post an investigation has been done and the complaints against Beyonce and Jay-Z and the hospital have been dismissed

SECOND UPDATE:  I received an email from the mother who was denied access to her twins in the NICU.  She thanked me for bringing attention this matter.  Her babies were still in the NICU when I heard from her, but she was going to be bringing them home that day.  She assured me that her story is the truth and that she will be taking further action about the matter.  She didn't want to do anything until her babies were home and healthy.  She promised to keep me posted.



416 comments:

  1. I am the mother of twin 27-week preemies. The NICU became my new normal. I spent 76 days trudging up to those purple painted walls. A diva's "normal" birth preventing me from seeing my children and staring down their breathing monitors would have caused the mother of all meltdowns.

    Not. Cool. PUNCH IN THE THROAT! You have my full support.

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  2. Well said!!!! You go Girlfriend!

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  3. well, said. it is ludicrous the hospital went along with that scenario. ridiculous.

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  4. AMEN!! That better be a FAT check to the MOD! MY kids spent 2 weeks in the NICU 1 month early and if anyone had dared tell me that I couldn't see them at any time after I hobbled down to see them I would have gone Mama Badger on their Asses! Dare ya! Keep me from my kids. What scumbags. :(

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  5. I hope they read this too. Powerful stuff.

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  6. Awesome.
    As an OBGYN physician, there is now way I would have allowed that diva crap to happen. Which is probably why I don't have any celebrity patients.

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  7. Amen x1,000,000.

    These two have always been ridiculous in my eyes. Now I'm just flat out disgusted by them.

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  8. WOW!! Thank you for saying what so many think!

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  9. Well said, when I was a NICU Dad NO ONE could get between me and my little boy, one receptionist tried and I am sure she still regrets it to this day. At the end with my son I didn't leave his side for more than 10 minutes and if someone tried to move me they would have needed an ICU themselves. I have been so angry about this for the last several days. The hospital is as much at fault for this as these pathetic celebrities (who honestly should NOT be allowed to name a child). I think a donation to March of Dimes and the Ronald McDonald House Charities are in order.

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  10. I can't believe the hospital allowed this to happen, regardless of how much Beyonce and Jay-Z were paying. What if someone's baby had passed before the parents could get there because of the entourage/ hallway closure? They should DEFINITELY offer at the very least an apology for virtually stealing precious moments from other NICU parents.

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  11. This made me cry. Thank you for writing this, someone needed to say it. I'm glad your little one made out of the NICU. As one of those parents who took home a large robust baby in an adorable outfit, I don't know what it's like, and I hope I never do. But I do have compassion for the people who do. Thanks again for writing this.

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  12. Awesome. Thank you, I reallly hope this gets picked up(circulated)all over this great wide web and those prima donna's actually see it. How ridiculous and disgusting are they?

    It's appalling to me that the hospital let them get away with what they did. I think it's time to take these celebrities down a notch. And I agree, the ONLY way they can come out of this unscathed is if they pick up the hospital bill for that one poor father denied access to his babies.

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  13. Perfect!! And shame on the hospital for allowing that to happen!

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  14. You took the words right out of my mouth. I've been saying the same thing - they need to pay the hospital bills for all parents that were inconvenienced. That's just a drop in the bucket compared to all the money they put into protecting their privacy.

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  15. Well said, I was so hoping you would write about this. Also shame on the hospital for ever allowing other babies to be put at risk. Those cameras are there for the protection of those babies and the hospital put them at a huge risk! Just shameful!!

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  16. I was a NICU mommy too, and the first few days were almost too awful to remember. If I had been denied access to my babies, who may have died, literally, I would have hunt that m-effer down and raise hell like he had never seen and would hope to never see again. Outrageous.

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  17. I was a NICU mom 9 years ago and again last winter. If anything prevented me from seeing my children for even 5 minutes I would of snapped. So, I say "Punch in the throat a few times!!"

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  18. I'm a NICU mom as well and I couldn't have said it better myself. Thinking back to the time we spent there is still heartbreaking since I know there were babies that didn't make it out of the NICU and there were babies that had been in the NICU for almost a year. While I would have preferred to not had to become a NICU mom, I'm grateful every single day that we only had to spend 5 weeks in there. My heart still goes out to those mommys and daddys who have to make the trek to the hospital everyday to cheer on their little ones as they gain weight or fight that illness. No one understands how much strength it takes to be able to handle that for days....even weeks....unless you've been there.

    BTW...this only adds to the monstrous dislike I have for those two twits.

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  19. Get 'em sister...as a nurse...I can't stand anyone who believes they deserve better treatment just because of their "status". They are sick (or seeking treatment) just like everyone else. "Status" doesn't change your mortality, hospitals are a place where you should accept that you are just as human as anyone else. Thanks, I wanna punch 'em too!!!

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  20. Amen, sister. I wasn't not a parent of a NICU baby but have had many friends who have been and seen how they have gone on the emotional rollercoaster. I just read that they left at 1:30 AM.... you aren't THAT special to sneak out to avoid the press. They need the reality check that they aren't the first people in the world to have a baby.

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  21. a punch in the throat would be letting them off too easy. I'm a former NICU dad- they're lucky they didn't end up in the same hospital as me

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  22. I'm a NICU Mom, too and I LOVE this entry (and the shout out to the March of Dimes)!!!

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  23. You normally make me laugh until I shoot coffee out of my nose, but this time you made me teary eyed.

    "C'mon buddy, you need to fight now. You need to be strong, because Daddy and I love you so much and we need you to be with us."

    When I heard about what these two had done for the sake of her delivery and recovery, I was so disheartened. If it were my child in the NICU and their staff blocked me from seeing my baby, i don't give a rats ass who you are adn what you think you're entitled to. They had no right to block everyone else from their joys and worries. When did being a celebrity mean you had to stop being human? To stop having compassion?

    I'm so with you on this whole thing and glad that your little one fought the good fight and kicked it's ass! Beyonce and Jay Z owe all those parents a SINCERE apology for their behavior.

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  24. Amen! I don't understand why celebrities don't have their babies at home? They could hire a whole medical staff and use one of their many rooms and not have to disrupt the lives of others. That way there would be no security issues and no other parents would have to be subjected to their absolute ridiculousness!!!

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  25. I have shared this, as you have written what has been in my head since the precious Blue made her entrance. I don't understand all the fawning over these overrated people.

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  26. I was a NICU mom twice and a NICU aunt twice. I don't know what I would have done if someone's Diva status would have prevented me or my family from seeing my babies or my sister's babies. You feel so insecure and helpless at that time anyway, you don't need people treating you like you are nothing. I agree, Jay-Z should pay the NICU bill for these people that they walked over. 18 years ago our NICU bills were more than $100K.

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  27. BRAVA! Well said. These "celebrities" make such a fuss about not being in the limelight but every move they make screams for attention. I'm so very glad you openly put them in their place!

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  28. WELL said! If they were so concerned they should have just had the baby in thier home and brought the drs and nurses in!

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  29. omg I just dont understand they should have just purchased their own wing specially seeings how it was a "normal" birth they were already aware of that. I am outraged when does this end really. They would have needed that bullet poof room if that was me who was turned away that day it would have been breaking news and who would really convict a mother under those circumstances NOT ONE JURY WOULD.

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  30. Great article and very well stated! I was disgusted at what transpired and that the hospital went along with it. I'm not one for lawsuits but I hope every one of those parents sue the sh!t out of that hospital. Another tacky and typical example of "new money".

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  31. LOVE THIS POST JEN!! you hit it on the head....they should both be ashamed for their behavior this weeekend.

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  32. Very well said! I love the idea of paying the hospital bills of the parents that they inconvenienced! I blame the hospital for this as well! How could they let this happen?

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  33. Well said. I am 29 weeks pregnant and very nervous about pre-term labor. It can happen to anyone at anytime. I can't believe they did this. And I can't believe the hospital let them do it. Some administrator should have had the nerve to say no to some of their requests. I could care less about celebrities who behave in such a manner and they have lost some respect in my mind.

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  34. and a punch anywhere else I can reach before the body guards come get me. 108 days in the NICU - and NO ONE was telling me I couldn't see my child....

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  35. Those 2 make me sick!!! Now they have done things that can or HAVE others.
    They both need a hard kick while we are at it!

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  36. Well said! Beyonce & Jay-Z have exhibited the most diva like display I have ever seen.

    I'm twin mom who had both babies in the NICU and it is a horrible experience. If anyone had stood in my way of accessing the NICU I would have taken them down.

    I feel bad that poor little Blue Ivy not only has an awful name (Ivy Blue was so much better), but she is being groomed to be the next generation of diva.

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  37. Don't mess with NICU Moms!!! We belong to a sorority that nobody wants to join. My two pound daughter spent 80 days in the NICU, and I was a a crazy lady. Thanks for putting my feelings into words! BTW, she's a gorgeous 17-year-old now!

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  38. I've never been in those shoes, but your description is moving. I hope those asshats see this. And the next PITT hopefully is for the hospital staff who allowed such asinine behavior.

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  39. can or HAVE *HURT* others

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  40. I was a NICU mom twice and I'm also a pregnancy loss mom 5 times. I can not believe a couple who also lost a baby could have such lack of compassion for other parents and babies. Shame on them and shame on the hosiptal!

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  41. I was with you, all except the "C-section" not being a natural birth. I had twins boys by C-section 9 years ago, because they were both breach. Does that make my birth less wonderful or rewarding? Maybe it isn't the "natural" way, but it probably saved all three of our lives.

    As far as the other crap, these celebrities definitely need a 'punch in the throat'. Get em girl.

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  42. 19 years ago, I had preemie twins. One had a very brief stint in the NICU but the other one had to stay for 3 1/2 of the LONGEST weeks of my life - followed by the longest 6 months of my life as she wore an alarm to tell us when she stopped breathing. Thank you for this blog - for speaking out for the rest of us. I hope it gets more hits than the Elf on a Shelf.

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  43. Im a NICU Dad and we would have had some serious problems!! I blame the Hospital administrators for allowing this circus to happen. Im sure Blue Ivy will be proud to know her Dad's famous slogan is "I got 99 problems but a bitch aint one"

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  44. I'm so glad to read this! I hope somehow, someway, that this gets to them! I agree, they should take some of that money and pay some bills off for some of those that couldn't see THEIR little miracles, while Beyonce and Jay Z were catering food and getting their make up done without any regard for those parents of NICU babies!

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  45. Thank you for your post. As many of your readers, I am a NICU Grad mom as well. My baby born at 26 weeks. If anyone came in my way I would have been so angry. I had to work while my daughter was in the NICU so I had limited time as it was.

    I think it is absurd the hospital allowed this to happen. I saw a Press Release from Lenox Hill but I dont believe one word of it. Celebrities think they are above everyone and frankly I am sick of all of them and their DUMB baby names!

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  46. I'm a former NICU baby and just graduated from college at the top of my class with honors, phi beta kappa, and magna cum laude- oh, and healthy :) (except for being fat, but that's another story!)

    Just wanted all the parents to know these scary times will end and there's plenty of light at the end of the tunnel.

    Can we get rid of "celebrity news" and 24 hr news networks so celebrities stop thinking they're gods?

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  47. I think that these celebrities or whoever else was in their entourage and in charge of this didn't stop to think about this when the check was written to cover this BS. But I believe that most of this nonsense should have been stopped by the hospital. That and their check should have been ripped up in their faces if it meant that other parents, especially those with a child in the NICU were blocked from seeing their babies. One more point I agree with you too, that is a damn stupid-assed name.

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  48. Oh yeah... she went there, and quite heroically so.

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  49. I'm the mother of 27 week triplet boys who spent 105 days in the NICU. The complete and total disregard for any new parents, let alone in the NICU, is appalling! As a mother who was told the morning after birth that one of my boys might not make it, I know how high my emotions were running. I don't think anyone would have come between me and my children. Let the cops drag me away!

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  50. As a mom of a 25 week son who passed away and a 30 week daughter who is now 5, I want to punch them in the face for their antics. Those poor NICU parents....

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  51. I couldn't agree more. But the hospital needs to sack up a bit too and take some responsibility. When has a hospital EVER let ANYONE dictate what goes on?

    Every time I see the name Blue, I think of "Blue's Clues." The kid will get him comeuppance soon enough.

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  52. I was a NICU momma. My bbgb quads were born at 33 weeks and 2 days and spent 15 days in the NICU. I am thankful every day for the dedication and caring of the nurses and doctors who watched over my babies. If this had happened at the time of my delivery I would have lost it. I broke down just because I went home before my babies did. Every hour was a new story of strength or fear or celebration or terror. You said it perfectly.

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  53. As a mom of a 25 weeker with a 175 day NICU stay - holy crap the shitstorm we would have created if anyone hassled us on our way in to see our son.

    If true, the check to March of Dimes sounds completely appropriate.

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  54. I am also a NICU mom. Thank you for writing this article! Those who don't experience it themselves, can't really understand what it's like (although I do appreciate the empathy from the non-NICU moms and dads out there). To have a baby and then to have to go home from the hospital without them, IS HORRIBLE! We lived for the chance to get in that NICU, see how our son was doing, and maybe, just maybe, get to give him a bottle... I probably would have mowed someone over trying to keep me out FOR NO GOOD REASON at all. I think their behavior is selfish and disgusting. They should be ashamed and should definitely compensate (as if they really can) the families affected by their, and the hospital's, poor decision and management.

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  55. Dang Girl! You have such a way with words. I wish I could write like this. I am amazed at the stupidity of celebrities not only in naming their baby but in actions too. Way to tell it!

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  56. Yes! It had to be said, and you took the words out of my mouth. The hospital also bears responsibility in this, for authorizing this circus! A catered luncheon (if the report is true) should NEVER have been authorized if this was had on the maternity floor where it disrupts daily operations, policies are policies and they should have reserved this for after she returned home with baby! And I certainly hope that because they have 'money', they weren't permitted to have over the maximum number of visitors (is that what happened?) walking in and out. ALSO, I'm disgusted if reports are true that security cameras were covered. That is a threat to ALL employees and patients of the hospital, merely to protect these people from photographs being sold.. what? So, they can sell a full spread in a rag? That's ridiculous! I can not imagine how beyond aggravating and exhausting this must have been to other parents on the maternity ward. You want all of that privacy and security, have the baby at home! Was this a necessary c-section or did she do it for matters of convenience?? Wonder if they sucked out the extra baby weight, so she can be the next poster child for WW/JC (ala Mariah) whatever..

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  57. Glad you wrote this- it definitely needed to be said. Can we also punch the executives in the hospital in the throat for allowing it to happen? I'm sure they got a huge payout from it, which in itself should be illegal, but they put every person in that hospital in danger as well as denying parents the right to see their NICU babies. Absolutely wrong in every single way.

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  58. As a mother of a 31 week daughter, who spent her first three weeks in the hospital, THANK YOU for writing this! I am so out of touch with celebrity antics, I had not even heard about this.......................................makes my blood boil! Punch them out please.

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  59. Welcome to America, where celebrity is king. Daily we are bombarded on tv by entertainment shows dishing out the daily tittle-tattle regarding the so-called celebrities and their shallow entourages. Disgusting as Beyonces actions may appear to have been (and yes, a C section is NOT and never will be a natural birth) this may well have been the actions of her "handlers" that she had no control over, we don't know. I do not care one jot about her, her baby or her husband. They have no impact on my life, I do not wish to know what she does, but HOW DARE SHE let this pass by without apology, one way or the other.

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  60. As a NICU mom (twice) I will tell you this. They would have had to arrest me and haul me out if they tried that shit on me. Unbelievable.

    For Beyonce, Jay-Z and the hospital for allowing it to happen. And seriously, she's not the first celebrity to have a baby. Unreal. Maybe if in a few years they have a little Red or Orange to go with Blue they can do like Angelina and go to a third world country. You get to rent an entire HOSPITAL, not just a floor.

    Idiots.

    My heart breaks for those NICU parents. They should sue. And they should win.

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  61. Nancy Martel (Scrappyknees)January 10, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Excellent, excellent post. NICU Mom here, too.

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  62. Listen.. B and Jay-z were shitty for asking for all this -- but you know who's REALLY shitty? The hospital, for saying yes. They should have come up with an alternate plan or just told them "we can't accomodate you without causing problems for our other patients and we're not willing to do that."

    For me, J and B get the side eye but the hospital administrators get the real punch in the throat!

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  63. I do want to punch them in the face, but the only thing I want to defend is that people these days are so crazy about celebrities, and I could see that maybe Beyonce would be worried that someone would take a not so flattering picture of her "down there", so maybe that's why she taped up cameras in her own room. The rest of the hospital regarding taping up cameras and not allowing people in for sick babies - not cool at all.

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  64. Agreed. If privacy was such an issue, I dont understand why they couldn't just pay the OBGYN and associated memebers to come to their home or another location that wouldnt disrupt the lives of people who are already having a bad enough day.

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  65. I had no idea about any of this. Awful!! I just tweeted your post to JayZ. I hope he reads it. What a piece of junk!

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  66. I love how you got it all in! My kids are grown and were healthy "regular" babies. This story has bugged me to no end.

    I just think some money-hungry medical group is missing out. They could create a boutique hotel with "wings" for the "necessary people" (i.e. make-up, stylist, etc.), a non-public-accessible underground drive in entry point, a car service to pick them up like they're going to an "event". Poparazzi would have no clue.The "secret place" can charge the same that these folks paid and then they can have their peace and quiet, their covered cameras and their entourage without the inconsideration of others.

    I AM dissappointed that the hospital caved to the "desires/demands" of the wealthy to the dismay of others. I am dissappointed that security allowed for the cameras to be covered at the risk of ALL the OTHER NEWBORNS.

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  67. as usual the 1% couldnt give a damn about the lives of regular people, who are new parents themselves.

    it is bad design to locate the NICU in an area that may be inaccessible at any time to family, be it an appointed spoiled celeb-wing or anything else.

    I havent enriched either of these celebs by buying their crap--records, clothes, etc.

    you cant spell crap without rap.

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  68. As a NICU mom x2...AND as a 'normal' parent x2...I would have...in your words...gone batshit crazy on the entire douche canoe asshats that would have DARED make someone else's childbirth more important than mine or the rest of the patients. ....just saying! Lmao ;) Well written. But as we all know...the importance of this whole situation will be swept away with brooms made of dollar bills. Even...even IF a donation was made the publicity and media coverage would still taint the whole gesture.

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  69. As a mother of a 2 pound 1 ounce daughter, I spent almost 2 months in the NICU! I don't care if you are paied millions to wiggle your ass on TV, if I was kept from seeing my tiny baby because some "star" wanted tighter security. I would claw their eyes out!

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  70. Amen, sister!! I don't have children yet, but my aunt is a NICU nurse. I can't imagine her putting up with this crap. Beyonce has always struck me as a total diva, and she just proved it. My heart breaks for those poor parents who were kept from their children. Shame on Beyonce, Jay Z and the hospital who allowed this ridiculousness.

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  71. Money talks bitches! Fork over 1.3 million to the hospital next time you're pregnant. Otherwise, stfu!

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  72. as you all rant just an fyi... this is entire post is based upon rumours... check your facts, this is from the hospital itself

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lenox-hill-hospital-clears-the-record-on-beyonce-birth-136968058.html

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  73. One of your best, Jen. Assholes come in every socioeconomic level.

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  74. My baby was only in the NICU for 5 days, which was nothing compared to many of the other babies who were there for much longer than him. I wanted to spend every minute with him and would have gone PSYCHO had anyone delayed me even a minute from seeing him. You did an amazing job stating how horrible these new celeb parents and hospital acted! Kudos!

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  75. May God speak to their hearts and make them realize exactly what they have done. I pray that all the babies in the NICU are safe and will do very well. I had two in those units, and I was scared to death. One of them, a son just passed away 2 years ago in July. He was also my first born. I practically lived in that unit. God Bless you all and your little ones, and to forgive is Devine:)

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  76. Ummm I cannot find this anywhere other than gross gossip sites. I am thinking this is not entirely true, so I am kind of feeling sorry for Beyonce having to see people jump down their throat for someone trying to make a sensation out of a fabrication. I saw the dad on a video and he totally looks like he is lying because he was looking down the whole time and didnt seem bothered at all.

    Something smells fishy on the whole story.

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  77. I'm a mother of 31 week twins & spent 30 days in the NICU. I was kept from my children for a few days due to contracting an infection from the very hospital that housed me for 7 weeks on bed rest. I would definitely go ape shit if I was told I had to stay out due to a celebrity birth!!! I live 6 miles from the "infamous" Kate Gosselin & in her fame days (hahahaha) stores would shut down for her to shop which would make us locals crazy. So I couldn't imagine dealing with the NICU shut down!! LOVE your blog!!

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  78. This is really well put. I was a preemie and I think my mom would have started kicking asses and taking names if she was told she couldn't have her visit.
    What is wrong with people. Yes, they had a baby. Lovely. They are not the first nor will they be the last.
    Next time they should have a home birth. They could close everything up tight as a drum and not upset other parents.

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  79. Oh man. I love this letter. If only there was a way for them to really read it. And what kind of hospital let's someone do that? Not a very good one in my opinion.

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  80. Well said!! I too spent time in not only 1 but 2 separate NICU's my twins were separated because 1 got sick and had to go out of town to another hospital...... I can't even imagine being denied access to them for whatever reason. I had thought Jay-Z and Biance were decent people, but wow apparently they are selfish and inhumane! I really hope they realize what they have done and try to make it right.......

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  81. i am a nicu mom who spent over 6 months in 2 nicu's with my now one year old little boy. thanks for saying what we all wanted to. i'd love to open my computer and see that they had taken your advice and paid those bills or made that donation. a mama can dream, right?

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  82. Unthinkable for this to happen, my daughter was in there for two or 3 days that was 21 years ago and i be damn if anyone stopped me since her dad had left me for another woman i was all she had. You RICH M EFFERS create your own fears and piss off real people stop and think or build your own down hospital CELEBES excuse RICH CELEBES only.......... GO to Hell.

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  83. NICU Mommy of twins born at 33 weeks. I was already CRAZY and would have gone APE SHIT if I was denied access to my babies!! I CANNOT believe they did this! Or, maybe I can because all they think about is themselves. I don't know why celebs don't set up a birthing room in one of their houses and have the entire hospital staff there. It would make more sense and they can do whatever they want and not disturb the normal people trying to have babies. I'm sure they can afford to have a helicopter ready to Careflight anyone to the hospital if they need to. Thanks for writing this! They need to be punched in the throat!

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  84. Wow I can't believe you have responded like this to nothing but gossip. There was no official statement about shutting down a hospital so why does an official statement have to be made to say she didnt? Why don't you just let her enjoy mother hood and don't believe everything you read

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  85. " Or better yet, pay the bills for the parents in the NICU that you disrupted - who are probably still there today wondering when their child will be able to go home." What a really good idea!!! :D

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  86. Love this post!! Couldn't agree more...I have one child, who thankfully was NOT in the NICU...but I can relate and empathize as a mama who LOVES her baby. The security measures taken, were IMO ridiculous! I am 99.9% positive that not ONE parent on that floor, gave two shits about a couple of "celebrities" having a baby in the same hospital! (there IS always a .01% chance that some starstruck idiot was there;) Regardless, the hospital with $$$$ in their eyes should be ashamed, as should BnJ along with their entourage...Thank you PIWTPITT for tellin it like it is... and making me laugh on a daily basis... I <3 your blog

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  87. Wow, I never comment on these things, but this story made me mad the minute I heard it and you nailed it with your comments. Very well said. I love the way you look at things and only wish I could express myself as well and as honestly, as you do. Thanks for the posts!

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  88. I read about their behavior last night, and was sickened. My daughter was 4 pounds when she was born and all I wanted to do was look at her through the window in the nursery and be sure she was okay. If someone had tried to stop me from checking on her.. ANYONE... I would have gone apeshit. I read that cameras had to be taped over and cell phones turned off for Beyonce's safety and security. If indeed this is true, and their diva behavior put other babies at risk, they should be ashamed. If they truly behaved in this manner, they deserve a punch in the throat for sure. Her baby is no more important than anyone else's.

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  89. I had no idea they pulled this crap because I pay as little attention to asshole celebrities as I can. But I am just floored. If they were so concerned about privacy they should have skipped the scheduled C-section that was most likely for vanity reasons anyway and had a home birth. I am sickened by this whole thing and even a huge donation to a charity or paying the other patient's bills won't cleanse them in my eyes. Because honestly, that's just way too easy for them. They stole those parents and grandparents of precious moments with their babies and it's unforgivable. Their true selves came shining through and they are nothing but selfish piles of shit to me forever.

    - Jennifer

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  90. I normally don't read into celeb drama, but this really tugged at my heart. When I was 8, my mom gave birth to quads who were born at 26 weeks. The NICU became our new home. I remember so vividly the beeping machines, the panicked faces of nurses, doctors and parents, the smallest babies I had ever seen, and most of all the smell. Strong cleaning products mixed with sweat and plastic. I remember not being aloud in the unit until my temp was taken and my whole arms disinfected. I had to wear a mask even if I was not sick. 7 days after he was born, we lost my brother, Colton. He died in my parents arms. About a week later, my sister, Olivia died. She also died in my parent's arms. Luckily my family was able to say goodbye. What kills me about beyonce and jay z closing the hallways and whatnot is that a family may not have gotten to say goodbye. Where is the human empathy? Im so happy their baby is healthy, I really am, but for god's sake, to lock down the hospital like tht is way too much. This letter was so well spoken and I too hope they end up reading it or even better, the march of dimes donation. Thanks for listening... I just had to get that out! Good bless every preemie and their families (=

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  91. The lady who wrote this is a hater!! You have no idea why she had a scheduled c-section, and a mommy of 5 who has had 5 c-sections...really maybe u should ge a life and stop pouting about celebrities! Yes there are babies born everyday that are in NICU, but how on earth is this their fault? They weren't the ones who denied the gentlemen access!! Really, with all the problems in this world.....and you decide to write a letter to Beyonce and her husband.....and belittling their babies name...wow!!! Shows what kind of person you are!!!!!!!!

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  92. I AM THE MOTHER OF TRIPLETS..they were born 6 years ago and were born at 34 weeks. they were born in little rock, arkansas at a very good hospital and went home 2 weeks later...i can tell you this, i would habe beat the living shit out of anyone who kept me from seeing my babies...humans moms are not much different than quadreped moms...we fear and get nervous and get pugnacious when it comes to our young. what an errogant thing to do. i can't stand either one of ya.

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  93. I too had a baby at 33 weeks and spent 3 weeks going to my two daily visits to the NICU. I would have been pissed to get there and not be able to see my princess. I also think the hospital is to blame. They would have the final say on all of this. I wonder how large the check was that Beyonce and Jay-z wrote to the hospital for all this crap??

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  94. This is so appalling. I know that if I was one of the other NICU parents it would not have been pretty and there would definitely be a lawsuit coming. This is just ridiculous no matter who you are or who you think you are. Celebs are not the only people that matter because they have money. I have posted links on my Facebook, my blog & encouraged people to re-post about this whole issue, i just don't even know what to say about it. They names their kids after a cartoon dog. lmao.

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  95. Please check your sources. The hospital has been quoted many times as refuting that claim that parents were prevented from seeing their babies. It's simply not true. Make sure your facts are correct before you slam someone, even celebrities.

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  96. As a mom that was not able to see my baby for 18 hours after he was born and not able to hold him for another 2 days, SHAME on you!! If I was at that hospital wanting to see my child, I would have been taken to jail for the stink I would have made. Take your money and van and get a reality check. We don't care about your new mom face with no makeup. We care about our child that may not make it. Just know that I don't like your music but if I did, I would never again purchase your music so that maybe you could not do this again in the future.

    For as much as you paid the hospital, you could have added a room to your house and paid the staff to come there and not displace anyone else.

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  97. Been NICU mom twice...punch in the throat would have been the BEST scenario these celebs could have hoped to get from me had I been refused access to the NICU. Rock on, sister.

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  98. My daughter only spent 3 days in NICU. I remember my husband wheeling me in after we scrubbed down and the worry I felt for her. I also remember seeing all the other babies who were half her size and with so many tubes going in and out of their bodies and thinking that I couldn't even begin to imagine what their parents were going through. My Shorty was 7.2#'s, huge compared to the other babies! I don't begrudge them paying for special privileges, but it should never be at the expense or safety of others. They were ridiculous, inconsiderate and complete idiots!

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  99. Oonce again awesome.....but I hope beyond everything that it's a nasty rumor. I will never look at then the same again :(

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  100. I have been so sick as I have heard about what these 2 people have done. I've had 3 premature babies in the NICU and I would have lost it. Having a preemie baby is stressful enough and I am sure I would have chewed someones head off-if that happened to me. I remember I had to wait for about 10 minutes at one point to go in-and I was pacing the hallway the entire time just worried about my babies. I really hate how people think they are above everyone else in this world-especially the celebs. They feel they should be treated fairly, yet they get away with everything!! It just makes me sick and I really wish people would stop fawning over the celebs. They are only worried about themselves and no one else.

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  101. Check your facts, according to ABC News...
    Earlier today, Lenox Hill released a statement shooting down reports that the star couple paid $1.3 million for a luxury baby delivery suite and said that while the family “does have its own security detail,” the hospital has ”made every effort to ensure minimal disruption to other families experiencing the births of their own children over the past three days,” and “no security plan that we or the Carter’s security team put in place would have prevented or delayed families from gaining access to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.”

    I hope they don't read this open letter...

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  102. Well said! I appreciate that you admit that you might have a few wrong facts but this morning the parents that were detained were on the today show so this has been mentioned by actual news sites. I have also seen where they hospital was quoted that they were "Unaware" of anyone being kept from the NICU. So obviously there were many more that we haven't heard about. Those parents are probably to busy dealing with thier sick babies to worry about calling all the news outlets. Maybe thier children are much sicker then the twins, whose parents were detained. I was a NICU mom nearly 13 years ago. So I feel for all of the NICU Parents. The roller coaster ride that they are one is an incredibly hard journey. To Beyonce & Jay-z I say" GET OVER YOURSELF" You & you new baby are no more special then every other family that has given birth in that hospital. Start thinking about others. A sincere apoligy & a few donations just might be a good place to start.

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  103. Recalling the few times we were told we couldn't see our daughter in the NICU (due to a new arrival in her pod) was awful enough. But, at least that was a valid reason to not let us visit. I cannot imagine being told I couldn't see my child for these reasons. Who do these people think they are? Just because you can sing and dance does not make your child any more important.

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  104. I work at a reputable hospital. NEVER, I REPEAT, NEVER would a hospital turn you away from seeing YOUR new born baby. This is gossip rumors, just like the tabloids.

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  105. Forget punching them in the throat, I'd like to kick their ass! If I would of not been able to see my NICU baby and FEED HIM because of a "Diva & Entourage" there would be hell to pay! Catered lunch? Damn, I was lucky to remember to eat while I was at the hospital.

    What a pair of Ass Clowns!

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  106. Well said but the part about the "scheduled c section" was offensive to a mother that had no choice but to do so. You make it sound like she took the easy way out of giving birth. Have you ever had a c section? If you have, then you know it is by no means an easy way of giving birth! Having a c section does not make anybody, famous or not, less of a mother. We delivered our babies just like everybody else. It just wasn't a "vaginal" birth.

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  107. As a parent of a 24 week premie I took every second as the most important and precious time of my life. For those are moments that can never be givin back. I was unable to bring my son home so for the parents of the NICU babies I know how they felt and I would have been dancin on someones head if they kept me from my child. They are human to dont think your star power can give you the right to play god with other parents most precious time. Its a roller coaster ride we never no from moment to moment how our child will be. live with that on your mind know matter the money you cant give back time!

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  108. There are so many comments on here, you may not get to mine. But I tell you this girlfriend....I AGREE! My child was born at 29 1/2 weeks and weighed 1 pound 15 oz, and the devil himself could not keep me out of that NICU. The desperation I felt to get in there and see for myself she was ok, was overwhelming! I can not imagine what I would have done if not allowed in there. BTW....I think you are my long lost sister, because when I read your blog, it sounds like me talking to my friends!! I say to people all the time that "I will throat punch you, not even kidding." It is hilarious! Anyway, keep up the attitude, I love the blogs!

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  109. . My premmie was in the NICU for 89 days and 10 yrs later I can remember those days as if it were yesterday. I lived in fear for my baby by the minute. When 9/11 happened I feared the hospital would be next or I wouldnt be able to enter. If some overpaid celebrity had done the crap Beyonce did, I would have gone completely postal.

    A very large donation to the March of Dimes needs to come from their overflowing pockets.

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  110. Well said. My heart goes out to you and all the parents that have had less than bliss when a baby comes. I cannot imagine being any crazier than I was when my daughter was born, and she and I were healthy. Bless you for your courage and love.

    Selfish, self-centered celebrities shouldn't be allowed to mingle with the unwashed masses if they're going to be assholes throwing cake.

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  111. Well said!!! I hope with all my might that they read this. What they did was so inconsiderate and ridiculous, I'm afraid even more ridiculous than the child's name.

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  112. Here-Here! Agree 100%. I was the mother of a 10 lbs. baby that had to spend the 1st week in the NICU. It was nothing I thought it was going to be. I thought "here I have this big baby and I can't even hold her" It sucked. I would be so pissed and might go postal up in that bitch if I couldn't see my baby because of some celebrities having fucking sushi. (Totally made the sushi part up, but it sounded good.) I hope they read it to. I wonder if it would even faze them.

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  113. I have a hard time believing the rumors, hoping that any hospital administration would have surely foreseen the PR nightmare that this would create. I tend to give the people the benefit of the doubt, but as a former NICU mom myself, my heart breaks for those parents if it is true. I remember the feelings of resentment towards the other mothers who had celebratory ribbons and wreaths on their doors, while I had none because it all happened so fast. I remember resenting them because they had healthy babies in their rooms while mine babies were tiny and hanging on precariously.

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  114. I was a NICU baby. On my second day in there, I stopped breathing. I cannot imagine how distraught my parents would have been if they couldn't have seen me then, even if it was just to make sure that their two-day-old baby was not literally blue (yes, pun intended). Of course, my mom probaly would have punched the doctor telling her she had to stop. I agree that sizable donations are in order. Maybe to the March of Dimes, National Down Syndrome Society and Autism Speaks. Three worthy charities dedicated to three worthy causes. Oh, and a public apology followed by a free throat punch session with the public.

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  115. Kudos to you. I just had an outburst on facebook due to the overwhelming amount of posts on the subject of Beyonce giving birth to her child. Ugh this sickens me. Well done... BRAVO!

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  116. Here Here!!!!

    All three of my babies were surprise NICU babies (full term, then scary crap at the very end every.single.time.) With my first baby (emergency c-section, severe infection to both of us leaving us both in BAD shape) I was finally allowed up to see her the following day. She had been moved across the hall (just into a different NICU nursery because they were packed) and I freaked out because we couldnt' find my baby immediately. I would go absolutely bonkers to be denied access to my babies while they were in the NICU. I was bad enough when it was closed for 30 minutes a couple of times a day for nurse shift change!

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  117. Hospital management is just as guilty for allowing this circus to go on. Did they forget they are in the business of making sick people well? Thank you for saying what needs to be said!! Best wishes to all the parents with babies in the NICU. I hope they all go home soon.

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  118. You are so right this is ridiculous of them to do . I know it took every ounce of my energy to leave my child in the NICU and i cried everytime i had to . To think of someone keeping me away from my child would have ripped my heart out. They need to get a grip they are just people with expensive stuff. Just peoople

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  119. btw inaccurate info confirmed this was vaginal birth. get the facts straight. And leave names alone. Ivy is sweet and Blue had meaning to them.

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  120. Our second baby was in the NICU for a few days after she was born and I guarantee quite literally, some one would have gotten punched in the throat had I not been able to see my new baby that was fighting to survive. There would be no figurative punch in the anything. JZ and Beyonce should be f'ing ashamed as should the hospital. This is the kind of stuff that makes me not want to buy any thing that they are affiliated with. Matter of fact, I'm boycotting them as of now. Jerks!!!

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  121. Well said! Very well said!

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  122. God bless you for writing this. As a grandmother who has lived through the trials of a premature birth of her grandson, we relished the time we had with him, short visits, but truly loved and cherished ones. Thank God we were so lucky and he is now a 3yr old handsome, smart & funny little man. It is not fair just bc you have money to buy your way in this world, that you can affect others who have the weight of the world on their shoulders!!!! Boooo! Jay-Z & Beyonce!!! I have never really been a fan, but now I will definitely not ever watch or read anything that you two are guests of!!!!!!

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  123. Well said! I couldn't have said it better myself. As a fellow NICU parent, and survivor it would have infuriated me to not be allowed to see my own child or children. Beyonce, I think I speak for all NICU parents when I say our children are way more important than your child! We are focused on one thing, and one thing only, and that is to just sit near our babies! Even if we can't touch them. Beyonce, you owe each of these families an apology!!!

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  124. I am with you- I hope its all a rumor. But sadly I doubt it. Your post was INSANEly well written and just perfect. You're hilarious. And celebrities are jerks.

    xoNS

    www.athoughtinthemindof.blogspot.com

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  125. I totally agree with what ur letter says! I am the mother of a 29week NICU baby. I was at the hospital day and night for a month and nobody was stopping me. I also had a 5yr old at home. My NICU baby is now going to be 8. These celebrities need to realize they cannot control the world with their money but should look out for others well being too!

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  126. Honestly, if you wanted to write a letter that Beyonce and Jay-Z might actually read and respect...maybe you shouldn't talk shit about them and criticize their baby name. What's your child's name? John? HOW ORIGINAL.

    You tried and you failed. I hope they never have to waste their time reading your stupidity and actually deal with the people they affected.

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  127. Brilliant! Very, VERY well said! And God Bless to all you NICU parents and your children!

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  128. I guess I am in the small minority, I actually think this is probably tabloid gossip rather than fact. I am sure there were extra measures taken, and I know the this couple are particularly private people, having kept their marriage and then their pregnancy secret for quite some time, but I still don't see it going quite this far. (That being said, if it were true, this is a great response for it, I just don't think it is true.)

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  129. I've had 4 healthy babies who haven't had to spend time in NICU, thank God! But I did spend quite a bit of time in PICU with my younger brother. And I agree that no one, absolutely no one, should prevent parents from seeing their ill children. I can't imagine if that had happened to our family! And regarding "natural birth vs c-section," I do feel that as long as the baby is coming out of you, it is natural. HOWEVER, as a 4-time epidural-er, I totally respect those moms who have delivered drug-free and recognize that there is a difference.

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  130. I think society should be punched in the throat for allowing this kind of behaviour from ANYONE. And then the celebrities should be punched for thinking they are more important than the rest of us mere mortals.

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  131. Very very well said and I agree with Nik, insanely well written! I am totally following you now, and as this was shared to my Facebook page and hits your followers, I am sure this will be in the news of some sort! Lovely! :)

    www.justanothertoad.blogspot.com

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  132. As a father of 4, 2 of which resided in the NICU for 6 weeks after birth.....I would have flipped a bitch in that place. Security or not, t5he cops would have been involved for one reason or another that day. There is nothing worse than seeing your child looking like an alien with tubes and wires and macvhinery hooked up to them....well, maybe for not being allowed to see your child because of some pretentious douchebag. God forbid should one of those kids had any issues that day.... Punch in the throat, dick punch, whatever you feel is necessary.

    Jay-Z.... You're a man after all, stand up for your own girl... and now your kid. Don't make someone else do it, that's not what a real father does.

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  133. ALL SO TRUE, I KNOW I WOULD HAVE BEEN ARRESTED WHEN MY SON WAS IN ICU, AND THEY BLOCKED ME OUT

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  134. PS: its still ridiculous, whether facts are straight here or not, that people are trying to defend them. C'mon, this is why society is reaping havoc! Its a blog people! Not the National Inquirer!

    www.justanothertoad.blogspot.com

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  135. I'm also a nicu mommy twins at 34 weeks one at 32 week and one at 41 weeks all every sick I think a donation to the march of dimes should be made maybe they should walk in to the nicu to see the sick babies and the parents that they stopped from going in to the nicu and see how lucky they have it and see what a ps they are for doing that

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  136. 68 days in NICU. I'd be in jail had this diva thing happened to me, jail for slicing someone's fucking throat.

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  137. My dad was in Lenox Hill this last week and over the weekend we were able to get in and out easily. There was no noticeable increase in security, and very little in the way of news vans, etc. I heard that the elevator doors to the 4th floor would not open, but I'm not sure if that was true. I was there for 12 hours Fri, Sat and Sun and never saw or heard one thing that would have indicated a "celebrity" was a few floors down. I even saw parents taking home their new baby through the lobby and out the front door with no additional security at all. I'm not saying the rumors aren't true, but in the hospital at least, you never would have known they were there. Just my two cents.

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  138. Don't base your judgement on the media...you are preaching on hear say and most likely turly do not know the facts!!!
    Being the parent of 2 children (5 years apart) in the NICU for 4 weeks+ I find it very hard to believe that the hospital kept anyone forn thier children for more the a few mins...YOU being the parent of a NICU baby KNOW full well there are times that we were not allowed in the unit for various reasons..nurse change over..very sick new babies being rushed in.
    Get the hell over yourself already...there our thousands of NICU parents out there and we don't spend all of our time whining about our sad stories! And further more if you think they are going to give 2 shits about what you have to say..DEAD WRONG..this whole thing has not one single thing to do with YOU!!!!!!!!

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  139. i agree with everybody. this is ridiculous. if they were so concerned with privacy and whatnot, they should have optend for a home birth instead of completely monopolizing an entire floor of a hospital. selfish.

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  140. I've read several gossip columns that have stated that Lenox Hill isn't a top hospital in NYC, that B and Jay probably chose it because they'd do whatever they wanted, grateful for the publicity.

    I understand shutting down a few rooms, maybe even a wing, but an entire floor? Covering security cameras? Private security overriding hospital security? Who thought that was a good idea?

    Yes, a planned C-section (too posh to push?)isn't a natural delivery. Any way the baby gets here is great, but if you're going to lie about how you deliver, what won't you lie about?

    Another gossip site (yes, I do need a life) says that's why Jay's new song mentions that B had previously had a miscarriage, to provoke sympathy and try to grab the headline away from their bad behavior. I tend to agree, it was shocking to hear that, especially because they're so private about everything else.

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  141. If this is all true, why did they not just go somewhere else, somewhere where they wouldn't cause such a negative impact. Surely with the money they have there would have been so many more options. Unless it's an emergency, PUSH!!!! It took me three days to give birth to my first but then again I didn't have a busy schedule.

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  142. i think this baby was born a surrogate--i feel like it was all fake. Beyonce did not look prego in one picture, and her so called fake belly bump caused a whole bunch of issues. If she was really prego she would not have been feasting on Oysters on NYE or wearing sky high heels during her last few weeks. If all that is true above, then beyonce and jayz should be ashamed of themselves for making other peoples happy memories miserable as they bask in their millions to shut down the hospital.

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  143. There's something wrong with celebrities like them that think that the world revolves around them and only them.

    Signed, a NICU baby.

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  144. That is absolute ludicrous they really went over the edge I am so sorry for all the parents who had to stress over not being able to see their babies. Those two should be ashamed of themselves

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  145. Atta Girl! I'm glad you said it and I'm glad you gave it to them. There are extraordinary measures to protect these little things and if it's good enough for us then it's good enough for her. Now next time she can do a homebirth and save everyone a headache. Or perhaps she could pay the bill for the parents in the NICU.

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  146. I would really like to know if you are working with FACTS or GOSSIP??
    I am a Mom of a NICU parent and think you are spilling a roll of crap! What is your issue here..the fact that you want to DISPLAY YOUR OWN LIFE STORY? Or you are being spoon feed BS by the news and got yourself all fired up??? I am also floored by all you "followers"..what the heck are you all harping on...I ask if there is ONE of you that know that this is FACT due to YOU being directly affected?? Lady you must be suffering from writers block to spend that long composing that joke of a letter, I bet it will keep the couple up at night worrying about your life hahaha!!!! People stop feeding this nut jobs case!!!!

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  147. You know there is a possibility that this was Kanye West's idea he does seem to think its his job to protect Beyonce at the expense of others .... Sorry, I felt the need for some levity.

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  148. I have a comment about those robust babies...I did not have a NICU baby, so I cannot imagine how those parents feel. I gave birth "robust" baby boy, 9.5lbs, who had to be resuscitated, and was clinically dead for 10 seconds due to cord prolapse. He had an Apgar rating of 1. Any longer, he would have suffered brain damage. So no I can't fathom what it must be like to have a NICU baby, but don't judge the rest of us. As for Beyonce and Jay-Z, what they did was wrong, and no one should be kept from their babies, NICU or not.

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  149. Sounds like a hater to me. That is all

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  150. Stopping other new parents from seeing their newborn is NOT COOL!!! I don't care that you are a celebrity. Once again you prove how celebrities are narcassitic assholes!!! C sections are not scheduled either LOL. It shows how much you know about child birth. There is always a reason for the c section: and sometimes it's after the mother has tried vaginal birth and the baby can't fit the birthing canal.

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  151. I never had a child of my own in the NICU, but sat in one with my sister and her 1 1/2 pound preme for 4 long months, supporting her, crying with her, eating the crappy food and wondering if her little girl would survive. (Thank God she did and is a lovely 21 year old now). I would have wanted to knock some smart ass celebrity crew member out if they had tied to stop me from visiting with and supporting my sister when she needed me the most. You are both a couple of complete ass-wipes and I don't think that there is anything you can do at this point that would make up for such low behavior.

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  152. We lost my niece the day she was born. I was not there, but my sister and her husband were. If they had been robbed of the precious few hours they spent with their daughter before she passed, because of something like this, there would be no forgiveness.
    Unacceptable. I'm all for a donation to March of Dimes!

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  153. Unbelievable, yet believable. for the money these clowns spent, they could've brought the docs, nurses and equipment into their own home and not hindered everyone else in the hospital. Of course, that would actually entail them thinking of someone other than themselves.

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  154. Amen to you on speaking your mind what they did was wrong I have twin little cuzs who are now 14 they where born almost 3 months before they where suppost to and i know my cuz would have beat the piss out of those people if they whould have told him he couldnt go to see his boys When my oldest had to stay longer after her birth i dared someone to stop me from getting to her that goes with all my babies they where so wrong to have done that i beat if their baby was put in nicu they would have made the hospital move all the other babies out of there so they could have the whole place to them selves I have never liked either one of them and i never will for once i can say i have found someone that makes me sick

    HOW DARE YOU DO THAT TO PARENTS WANTING TO SEE THEIR BABIES HOW DARE YOU DO THAT TO THE ONES WHO HAVE TO SCRUB UP JUST TO LOOK AT THEM THROUGH A BOX NOT BEING ABLE TO HOLD THEM CLOSE AND LOVE ON THEM HOW DARE YOU CALL YOUR SELVES ROLE MODELS HOW DARE YOU THINK YOU ARE BETTER AND YOUR STUPID NAMED DAUGHTER IS ANY BETTER THEN THE SWEET LITTLE ONES FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIVES IN NICU YOU ARE SCUM THE LOWEST OF THE LOW ALL YOU CARE ABOUT IS MONEY YOU DONT CARE ABOUT THE PAIN YOU CAUSED THOSE POOR PARENTS WHO WANTED TO SEE THEIR SWEET BABIES AND KNOWING THEY COULDNT HOLD JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE FAMOUS DONT MEAN SHIT STOP BEING SELFCENTERED ASSHOLES GROW UP AND GET A CLUE YOUR NOT GODS GIFT TO PARENTS YOU DONT RUN A DAMN THING THERE IS MORE IMPORTANT PEOPLE STAYING THERE THEN YOU AND THAT WAS THOSE BABIES IN NICU

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  155. I had twins and my son was in the nicu for a week if anyone stopped me from seeing my baby I would have flipped out how dare they think there baby is any more important then any other baby

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  156. Well Said!!! I hate How "movie stars" think they can step over the "little people"

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  157. I'm mom to a 23-weeker who spent 187 days (but who was counting?) in the NICU. I cannot even imagine this happening while my son was fighting for his life. Thanks for writing this, it's perfect.

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  158. Awesome!!!! Very well said.

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  159. @Brittney Price..I hope TMZ posts this and Jay-Z and Beyonce go right the hell after this lady for her FACTLESS RANT!!!!!!

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  160. Very Well said! I think the administrations should be ashamed of themselves and actually fired for allowed this mayhem to even occur! Best to you and your little one.

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  161. Do you plan on posting an open apology since this story was entirely fabricated?

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  162. jay z aint nuttin but a wanna be gangsta nigger ghetto fucking trash with m

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  163. For all those above that stated it was just rumors and not true. It sure was true enough for the 7:00 am news on the Today Show. I can give you 1.3 MILLION reasons it is now false at 7:00 pm on the same day. BTW-Stop attacking Jen. It is HER site and it is called PUNCH IN THE THROAT people. Again, if you don't like what she says, you don't have to go to her blog site. Not rocket science to figure that out.

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  164. Let's not forget who made them this way...the fans.

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  165. BRAVO!!! I am also a NICU survivor parent, my boys were born 3 months early and in the NICU for 3 and 4 months...and we had to drive an hour to see them! If ANYONE had kept me from my babies I would have NOT been nice and probably WOULD have punched someone in the throat!

    We were an ambassador family for the MOD, I think that is a wonderful idea!

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  166. The truth is, no one really gives a shut about your kid..so you make this huge fuss over her birth and being the true selfish spoiled overrated assholes you are, you proceed to not care about anyone else's kids. I'm sorry.. but if privacy was THAT much of an issue, have the kid at your own fucking house!! It would have cost significantly less to have the delivery team come to you! Also in the process you would have spared those poor parents from being subjected to the disgusting disregard and your massive lack of consideration. Way to show no compassion... what goes around comes around assholes.

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  167. You should do a little research before you talk about punching people in the throat. Not to mention that unfortunately people are crazy, and whatever security precautions they did take were probably necessary. Just as it is for most mothers, this was probably the most important day of her life, and as a mother you should be a little less judgmental and catty. The hospital is saying that literally nothing in yore article is true... including the c section. Which is none of our business anyway! The fact that people like you are obsessed enough to write mean articles about them on such a special day is EXACTLY why they did have to take some seemingly over the top precautions. Even though they didn't interfere with ANY of the ornery patients.

    http://m.globalgrind.com/entertainment/beyonce-birth-lennox-hill-statement-blue-ivy-natural-birth-c-section

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  168. Seriously people!!! If you don't agree with this blog, don't read it!!! I personally thinks it's fabulous! But really, get a grip people!

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  169. I am a NICU mother x2. Both times I lived in the hospital with my children. The second -because the NICU had built a beautiful, new, private unit. The 1st- because every day he lived was expected to be the day he died.
    How terribly horrible would it be if this outragiousness was happening for a parent of a child like my 1st.
    Even if this is only partially true, it saddens me, and makes me sick that any part of the world operates this way.
    My heart goes out to you fellow preemie parents- I honor that hurtful place in you- from that place in me. However, we understand much more than most do and to assume all should - or even can- operate with this kind of consideration toward others is not realistic. Until I hear otherwise from these artists- I will not support either.
    Consider supporting artists such as Josh Garrels- who is giving away an entire album on his site. And has a much more upifting message.

    Thank you for the letter. I will pass it along, and hope it reaches the intended audience, as well as educates others.
    X

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  170. As a former NICU mom I am so happy to see you wrote this. This is beyond necessary measures to protect their fame and baby. After spending 9 weeks in the hospital with our son I would have been damned if some conceded diva would have come in between us. I always liked Beyonce until I heard all the "precautions" they made the hospital and staff go through. The last thing on my mind headed to the NICU was what famous people I may run into there. I agree an apology is highly in order. Between complications with his birth and all the NICU care our medical bills were about 2 million. Thanks to the Ronald McDonald house we were able to not have to drive an 2 hours to see him a few nights. I think Beyonce and Jay-Z should celebrate the birth of their healthy baby by giving back to those who aren't so lucky. This is sick how fame can make one loose sight of a mother and father's rights to their child because they are so selfish. THIS IS SICK!!!

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  171. Sorry, but parents who were denied access to their babies for even one minute as a result of these clowns should make some noise about suing the hospital. This is terrible.

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  172. You took the words right out of my mouth. It's nice to know I'm not the only person who feels this way.

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  173. Looks like with all that money they have, they could've hired the hospital staff to attend the birth of the baby AT THEIR HOME. Ya know, since the cameras and stuff were so intrusive to them. I really don't understand why that doesn't happen more often-celebrity HOME BIRTHS. I"m dumbfounded that the hospital allowed it to carry on this way, I would HOPE that the hospitals I work for would never agree to such a thing. Well said, but I doubt they will admit to being douchebags.

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  174. Well they had their rep issue a statement that they never bought out the hospital; she also said that she did not have a c-section but a normal childbirth too. They keep changing their stories it's amazing to hear how much they lie and think we are just dumb. Truly an insult to our intelligence. Beyonce knew that by saying she had a c-section would mean she would have to stay in the hospital for a while, it would also mean that she would not be able to move around as she usually does wearing her heels and stuff because of the birth incision. So she changed her story. These two are so frigging fake it ain't even funny. I think a whole lot of people should boycott their lying asses. I dislike them strongly!

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  175. I'm not really a fan of Jay-Z or Beyonce but they paid the hospital $1.3 million dollars for access of an entire floor. That included security. There are people who would kill just to get pictures of the Jay-Z, Beyonce' & the newborn Blue Ivy Carter(BIC). If there is blame it is the hospital who is money hungry, they make their money off of celebrities & their babies. With all of the money Jay & Bey paid them, the baby should have been on the same floor as Beyonce, the baby should have had all the accomodations as the neo-natal unit. I don't fault Beyonce & Jay-Z I fault the hospital. Like I said I am not a big fan of them but they have to maintain their privacy from all or the sick stalkers. This may be Jen's site but she is attacking Bey & Jay when she should be upset with the hospital for dropping the ball.

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  176. I agree with everything except how she decided to give birth. That decision is the mothers and only the mothers.

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  177. Such DIVAS they are. You would think they would be able to afford in house care if they demanded such privacy.

    That's all I'm gonna say... I'm gonna be nice :)

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  178. It appears that the story about denied access to NICU is over blown. "and to date, no families have complained to the hospital about being denied access to the NICU."

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  179. Well said. When my twins were born (c-section), I told the Dr. that if they wouldn't let me see my newborm boys, that I was going to get up and walk to the NICU! Good thing they didn't have to deal with me, because there would be police all around. I'd be a nut case to be not be able to see my children. These celebrities are assholes. All of them. $ goes to ther head. All you hear is babies being born and divorces. They have no clue to what life and reality is. I feel sorry for the children being borned to these people.

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  180. You guys are dumb if you really believe this crap. Lennox hill is a private hospital on the upper east side... 1.3 million is but nearly enough to make up for the money they would spend fighting lawsuits if ANY of this were true... Use your brains, people!!!!!! This is untrue... What kind of hospital would risk the safety of other patients and babies for 1.3 million. Makes ZERO sense if you actually think about it instead of believing every vicious lie you read on the internet!!! http://m.globalgrind.com/entertainment/beyonce-birth-lennox-hill-statement-blue-ivy-natural-birth-c-section

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  181. LOVED EVERYWORD!!! YOU GOG IRL!!!

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  182. I truely hope they read this and have some type of remorse for the grief their thoughtless actions caused. My son was in the NICU for 110 days. We had to drive over an hour each way every day. I cant imagine what it would have felt like to be denied access to my son because of a perfectly healthy baby and her celebrity parents. There were days, even hours, that we were not sure he was going to make it. I didnt get to hold him for 5 weeks, and then only if everything worked out ok for us to do so. Where is the compassion? Shame on the hospital. I can somewhat understand the celebrities not seeing the big picture, but the hospital????? They should issue an apology as well.

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  183. Why couldn't they have had the baby at their million dollar home? Rented all the equipment they need

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  184. I was in North Shore LIJ when JLo and Marc had their twins and you wouldn't have known there was anything unusual going on. From what I recall, they paid to have a deluxe birthing suite built and "donated" it to the hospital. THEY treated the STAFF like royalty and were very low key. That is an example of how it should be done. I respect the OP's passion behind this post even if the facts are inaccurate. But to make fun of the baby's name is pretty childish.

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  186. Wait she didn't have the baby naturally? she told everything went well and that it was "all natural" i'm confused... she did kinda go crazy though... what was she thinking!? she lost alot of respect from alot of people

    sad

    ~Emmie

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