With Dd1 it was ok. She cried, I took her to the common-room, we slept, day-rest was ok.
Dd2 was a NIGHTMARE. No 2 ways about it. 36 hours pre-labour, overnight labour and 48 hours of Ward Train-Station-Central. It meant I had a full sleep on Sunday night but only snatched naps until the Friday night following (birth in Tuesday night/wed morn). I was already exhausted from minding an 18mo while pg- & it kicked off PND that I still struggle with 4 years later. Sleep is vital, v.i.t.a.l, in the days around childbirth.