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    Default early discharge from hospital???

    have you had an early discharge from hospital after giving birth?
    i am hoping to go home hopefully same day(depending what time baby is born) if possible.

    with ds i was in for 2 days but he was my first baby and i had diabetes and strep b so i think they wanted to monitor him but also kept me in cos i was a first time mum.
    this time around i would like to try and go home early as i think it might be easier being home rather in hospital especially with a 2.5year old.

    obviously if i have a complicated birth i would be expected to stay longer.

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    Ds was born at 8pm, taken down to the nursery for monitoring for 4 hours (wasn't breathing at birth) then we went home at lunchtime the next day. So was less than 24 hours. He was my first. Midwives visited the day after we went home. :-)

    This time I think I'll stay in hospital until ive actually had a sleep - will be harder to catch up with a toddler & a newborn!!


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    A woman I know stayed 4 hours, 6 hours and 6 hours with her three. As soon as the OB had checked her and the Paed had checked the bub she was out of there.

    The first I'm happy to stay as lonnnnng as possible! The second I'm sure you'd feel the need to get home quickly since you had another child at home.

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    I got discharged a day after my csection.

    Our hospital kicks people out fast.

    They have a 4 hour wait before discharge, then MWs can visit you daily for a few days.

    BUT if baby swallows meconium they keep you 24 hours for observation.

    With my second I insisted on the full 3 day stay. It was lovely having everything we needed, a hoist, plastic crib and one on one bonding time away from my 13mo.
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    For my next bub I'll stay overnight and that's it. After spending 11 weeks in hospital with my pair I despise them!

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    With my 1st DD, I stayed 1 night. With my 2nd DD, I stayed 1 week (complications with her at birth). With my 3rd DD, I was home after 4 hours. That was my choice, not so much coz of the other DD's as they were being cared for by family, but more so that you can be more comfortable and relaxed in your own home rather than a hospital ward.

    It was funny hearing the reactions from friends and family when they rang my ex-other half to find out how bub and I were and he would tell them we were both resting on the lounge. I think a couple could have fainted lol. That was almost 10 years ago, it's more the normal thing to do now if you have no complications and are quite capable of looking after your bub at home.

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    I prefer to get out of there ASAP. DS1 was born in a birth centre, but they strongly recommended that I stay in the adjoining hospital afterwards for observation. I left less than 24 hours later, but had to sign a waiver first.

    DS2 was born in the car; I was taken to hospy for a quick check afterwards (had a tear) and then went home.

    If I ever have a third, there will be no hospital at any stage, unless complications arise.


 

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