Quoth (more or less) a door a few blocks away from my home, on NEON STATIONERY:
Childbirth is a tiring process.
Mommy and baby need their rest and privacy.
1. Call before visiting for any reason.
2. Make your visits brief.
3. Make your offers of help specific.
Sincerely, the Midwife.
Oh wow. I find this note incredibly passive-aggressive, condescending, obnoxious and rude. It completely dismisses social scruples, and strongly suggests they don't even exist. Sure, friends and relatives can be a little over-anxious when it comes to beh-behs, but why not discuss your wishes in advance, or during said Rule #1 phonecall? (Really, that's the only thing the sign had to say: CALL BEFORE VISITING.) Is this new mum some kinda social dummy? Or is she just tickled by her midwife's hypersaturated sanctimony?