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    Default How long after birth did you leave hospital?

    If you didn't stay in hospital overnight how long after you had baby did you leave? Also, did you give birth during the day or at night?

    I'm due to have baby number 2 in 2 weeks and have my heart set on leaving the hospital 6 hours after the birth, the MW has told me that will be fine as long as all is well with bubs and I. I was just wondering though if that's still possible if I give birth in the middle of the night? I know a Dr needs to come in and check both baby and I before we leave so I assume there would be one on call that would check us over and then discharge us?

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    My Miss#3 (10.5w) was born at 11:30pm..we left at 3:30am... Didn't see a doc... Water birth with midwife... Myobs etc were taken hourly and I felt pretty good (considering)... She visited everyday at home for a few days later - and I went to her every week for six weeks after birth, then booked in and saw GP at some stage after (pre booked appointment actually) and then 6 week check up with GP. Technically didn't even check into the hospital...

    Best part was my Mr#2 (2.2y) didn't even know I'd left and woke to find he had a baby sister. Was magical!

    My only word of caution is to be *very* clear with visitors... I invited select people the first day and then said we were having no visitors for 4-5days to adjust to being a family of five. No one asked and I felt refreshed...you only get those first few days once.

    Anyways... I'm rambling. Hope that answers your question. Congratulations and best of luck!

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    DD1 was born at 9:30am and I went home the next day around lunch time. I lived close to the hospital and was on the continuity midwife program so midwives who I had seen during the pregnancy came to visit daily then every few days for about two weeks.
    DS was born at 3:30am, I left the following day again so 24+ hours, they said I could leave after 6 hours but fathered that I stayed the night so the could monitor his temp.
    DD2 was born at 7pm, I stayed that night and the following night, I would have gone home in the morning after she was born but she was 36 weeks and I wanted to be sure. As it was she was home for only one night before she was back and admitted to the SCN.
    DD3 would have been perfect to leave after six hours, she was born at 4:30pm fully term and everything was perfect however I live 45 mins away from the hospital now and didn't feel comfortable leaving just yet so left the following day at about lunch time.

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    24 hrs for my first, 20 hours for my 2nd and both were c sections, I would of left sooner but had to wait until I could do a number 2 for the nurse before they'd let me leave. I'm not a fan of hospitals and wanted out as soon as possible. They didn't seem to mind.

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    I had my first at 10:30pm and was discharged at 9am. I'd had a long labour with forceps delivery but I didn't feel like I was rushed out or forced to stay. They said its normal practice to have a hearing test done before discharging.

    With #2 I had him at 5am. Asked how soon I could go home and they said if all checks are ok you can go after 9am rounds. I was fine but bubs had jaundice so we stayed a few nights.

    I loved the midwife visits at home for 5 days post delivery.

    Both were public deliveries.

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    36-48 hours all 3 times on early discharge program. Left within 48 hours of c-section. Midwife came to my house every day all 3 times.

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    Birthcentre birth so was told discharge would be 4-6h after birth but was there closer to 9h. DS born at 1am so we got to sleep, shower, eat etc and then just had to wait for paediatrician to check over bubs. It was waiting for the pead that held us up. Will be having #2 in the next few weeks am hoping all goes well and will get to have another early discharge. I'll be looking forward to getting home to see what DS makes of his new sibling. My midwife did say at my last appt that it does take her a while to fill in all the forms etc so we would almost certainly be there closer to 6h or more.

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    4 days. Standard at the private hospital i went to.

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