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    Default C-section forced discharge after 48 hrs???

    I am having a elective C section in a Public Hospital in Sydney. At my last appointment the nurse told me I will be discharge after 48 hrs (2 nights). I had my first baby same hospital and got discharged after 3 nights as I had a 4th degree tear and could barely open my legs to move.

    I think it's not fair that they are making women leave so early after a C section. I will be fighting this again to stay 3 nights.

    I can't find the hospitals policy regarding length of stay in on their website.

    My friend is going private and allowed up to 6 nights. I don't need that long but I don't want to have this pressure hanging over my head that I must leave after 2 nights.

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    I dont know any sydney hospitals,but our local large hospital is awful. They totally failed in their duty of care for my baby & forced us to go home within 16 hours of birth when both she & I wasnt well & I had begged to stay. I've heard of other mums forced to go home there after 4 hours. IME, begging to stay didnt work for me. I have a midwife friend who worked there on work experience, & she said to tell them you are feeling depressed, she said thats probably the only thing that would work for some of the larger hospitals. It feels a bit unethical,so do with it what you will. I'm still angry about how poorly I and my baby were treated though,so Im probably a bit jaded. Good luck, I truly hope you receive proper care.

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    Ask to see the patient advocate or a social worker. They are people who can help in this sort of situation.

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    48hrs after a c/s seems a bit brutal. Our c/s women stay for at least 72hrs up to 96hrs (they don't get home care visits if they stay past 96hrs) unless they want to go home earlier than that. I would be questioning this, it seems a bit too quick for me!

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    They can't force you to leave.

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    Did the nurse say you will be discharged after 48 hours? May be discharged? Can be discharged if there are no problems? 48 hours if the minimum time after which you can leave hospital after a csec - perhaps this is what the nurse was (clumsily) trying to explain?

    Is there a reason why you think you will need more than 2 nights in hospital? Do you fear feeding problems? Health problems? Post natal depression? Do you have support at home? 6 nights probably isn't do-able unless you fork out for private health insurance - however if you discuss specific concerns with the hospital you might be able to get an extra night.

    Did the nurse discuss what care you will receive at home in the days following discharge? A daily visit from a midwife? On call support?

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    Wow 48 hours after a c section seems harsh!

    I agree with others that you should definitely try every avenue to stay longer, however if it's just not possible can I suggest having a firm plan for when you get home. Speak with you partner about enforcing strict visiting hours at least for a few days so you can rest, and like in hospital spend majority of the time in bed resting.

    I had an emergency c section last time and stayed 5 nights and will have an elective this time with minimum 4 night stay; 48 hours seems insane to force you to go home after major surgery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeeeesecake View Post
    I dont know any sydney hospitals,but our local large hospital is awful. They totally failed in their duty of care for my baby & forced us to go home within 16 hours of birth when both she & I wasnt well & I had begged to stay. I've heard of other mums forced to go home there after 4 hours. IME, begging to stay didnt work for me. I have a midwife friend who worked there on work experience, & she said to tell them you are feeling depressed, she said thats probably the only thing that would work for some of the larger hospitals. It feels a bit unethical,so do with it what you will. I'm still angry about how poorly I and my baby were treated though,so Im probably a bit jaded. Good luck, I truly hope you receive proper care.
    ETA - the hospital I was at, their policy is between 4-24 hours for a natural, & 24-48 for a c/s. You have to be practically dead to get any more care than that! I would find out if it is their written policy. I would love to know who we have to lobby to get better care for women following birth. Its just not right!

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    Does the hospital offer the home care option where a nurse comes and checks on you daily? I had that with DD1 who was born in a public hospital.
    I've had 3 c/s in a private hospital who try and make you stay the whole 4-5 nights but I prefer to be at home. Once you have bubs you may surprise yourself and actually want to go home to settle in? I discharged myself with DD2 & 4 after 1 and 2 nights, made to stay 3 nights with DD3 due to it being Christmas, my BP and bub having some difficulties.

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    Our regional hospital is 2 days for csection with no complications and 12-24 hours for natural. When my gs was born they wanted them out 3 hours later as they had an influx of babies being delivered in that 24 hour period... They were home 18 hours later..but home midwives visited for first week.


 

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