I live like 2 minutes from hospital so I was wondering are you aloud to leave hospital walking home with bubs or do you need to drive home? Or is it more of a preference ie. too far and or would rather be driven due to soreness?
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18-01-2012 05:05 #1
Just a quick question
18-01-2012 06:25 #2Senior Member
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I don't see how they could stop you from walking, although you might feel too sore or tired to do even that short walk.
18-01-2012 06:44 #3
I don't think they can stop you but be mindful of needing to bring things home with you, how tired you'll be etc.
18-01-2012 07:22 #4Senior Member
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I had an epidural, and stitches due to am episiotomy, and when I left hospital I was hobbling and exhausted.
But some people probably bounce out of hospital.
I would give yourself the option of being collected, and have a car seat ready.
18-01-2012 07:36 #5
If you have help carrying your bags and the gifts and baby in a pram you should be fine, assuming you're not too sore to walk. You're allowed to get home however you like.
18-01-2012 17:54 #6
19-01-2012 08:32 #7
Yes, as previous posters have said, you can walk home, however you don't know in advance how you'll feel on the day you leave in terms of soreness, mobility etc, etc. So, I would definitely have a back up plan of someone being able to give you a lift home or even catch a Taxi, which probably wouldn't cost too much if you live relatively close to the Hospital. Good luck!
19-01-2012 10:20 #8
Yep it's completely up to you I don't even think they ask how you're getting home
I went grocery shopping the day after I had DS and I got a bit tired and breathless walking around after a while, but a 2 min walk would have been fine. I think it depends on each person, and how the birth went.
19-01-2012 10:43 #9
I know with my first they checked how I was getting home and even came out the doors to check the car seat was correct. This was 7 years ago though and in a smallish hospital they never asked how I was getting home with my second and third so souls assume as long as your feeling well enough it wouldn't be an issue
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19-01-2012 10:45 #10
No one even checked how we were getting home when we were discharged or if we had a car seat installed or anything.
We just walked out of the ward with me holding DS and made our way to the carpark where DH had left the car.
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