It isn't a good idea for mothers to turn over their newborn babies to the care of total strangers whom they've never seen before.
Those maternity nurses aren't as invested in the well-being of babies as their mothers are, and they're more likely to miss
danger signals like high fevers or wheezing because they're looking after many babies at the same time and their attention is
divided. Many researchers have found that newborn babies are more likely to die in the hospital than if they're born at home
under the care of midwives, since hospitals are the single greatest source of bacterial infections, transmitted from sick people
already in the wards through doctors and nurses making the rounds.
I recall, many years back, drinking with a group of old(ish) veterans (probably all now gone) in Edinburgh. They talked like guys on this site do now and, in particular, about how war was a money making exercise.