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    Default Does this sound 'normal' to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    I wish I'd had the opportunity to do this. I hadnt slept in 2 days and after emergency csection I was completely unable to do a single thing, I couldn't move let alone get out of bed to comfort my bub on the first night. I feel some sleep and time for my body to recover would have aided greatly in breastfeeding and my recovery.
    In your situation then yes I'd agree, at least on the first night would have been very helpful to you.

    I was offered on my first night for a few hours and know this is fairly common. I guess is never heard of it being standard for every night.

    At this hospital, when you exited the lift you walked straight past a massive glass wall with all these bubba's lined up - this was at 10.30am too. It was like the movies 20 years ago! But it was very cute looking at them all

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    Default Re: Does this sound 'normal' to you?

    It shouldn't be "normal".. But I'm sure in some hospitals it still is

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    Default Does this sound 'normal' to you?

    I also had both my babies in a private hospital and my experience couldn't have been more different - breastfeeding was strongly encouraged, rooming in was encouraged (nursery was there for those who wanted to use it - I didn't), dilation checked throughout labour. So I would strongly disagree with putting this down to it being a private hospital! I would say it is all pretty unusual in this day and age - especially encouraging formula feeding in the first couple of days!

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    I also don't think there's anything wrong with the nursery taking bubs for a couple of hours to let mum sleep / rest. Some people have traumatic labours/births and war wounds to recover from afterwards. Any birthubg experience is exhausting. Nothing wrong with getting a couple of hours rest to help with recovery!

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    Default Does this sound 'normal' to you?

    I went to a private hospital and pretty much had the opposite of this.

    I had a traumatic 17 hr labour resulting in emergency CS (in other words I was absolutely f@rked for days), I needed a small rest, I have no problems with accepting help, what's wrong with that??

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    Sounds normal tome for a private esp if she had arranged things with her middys and ob. If she had a low pain tolerance on might of though early epi would help she might not have been told everything the do usually only say bubs heart rate has dropped a little so they don't alarm the mum amdcausemore stress

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    Doesn't sound normal to me, the town I birth in has two hospitals a public and a private and the publi hospital has a much higher epi rate at the private where I birthed it is almost impossible to get an epidural and no pain relief was offered unless requested.
    Unfortunately for me my bub was prem and had to go to special care and was in there for 2 nights, I personally didn't get a 2nd of sleep because my baby wasn't with me so I slept in blocks during the day between feeds while my hubby was with dd in the nursery.
    The private hospital I gave birth at is what they call a mum friendly hospital as opposed to breastfeeding friendly, they do whatever mum wants to do, there is no pressure to breastfeed but support for those who want to and there is no negative remarks for those who choose to formula feed, they also will take bubs into the nursery if mum wants a break but as I said personally for me there was no way I could actually physically sleep not having my baby with me

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    Default Does this sound 'normal' to you?

    Can I just further clarify - I was never suggesting a couple of hours rest for a mum was not a good thing. Particularly if they had a traumatic birth.

    However we aren't talking 1-2hours rest here. Bub was taken after last feed at around 11pm and not returned until 6-7am. So we are talking a FULL night, for 3 nights in a row this was offered. That is what I found strange.

    ETA - same midwife for first 2 nights
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    Default Does this sound 'normal' to you?

    I had a scheduled c section and bubs was taken to the nursery the first night. I vaguely recall being asked as I had not yet been out of bed, couldn't change a nappy etc but she was brought in for feeds and formula was never mentioned even when DD struggled to latch in the beginning. The midwife hand expressed colustrum for me. The second night DH stayed and DD stayed with us. I don't regret that she wasn't with me the first night but at the time probably didn't know any different that it wasn't normal practice. I also had skin to skin briefly but then DD went into the nursery for a couple hours as her temp was low


 
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