I released myself 48 hours after DS's birth as well. They wanted me to stay until Christmas day which would have made it a 3 nights stay but I wasn't having that! So I asked to leave on Christmas eve.
This time around I live only 5 minutes away from the hospital and they allow hubby to stay the first night as well, so I at least want to be in for 24 hours.
I guess I'll pack the baby 3 outfits? One for going home in and 2 to wear whilst we're there (one right after birth and another after her first bath.)
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18-05-2012 22:39 #11
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18-05-2012 22:40 #12
Most hospitals nowadays have their "after birth" schedule on the pregnancy booklets that note that your weight, family history, etc. Most will discharge you 24 hours after your birth if it was a normal delivery or 2 days for a c section I think
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18-05-2012 23:18 #13
DS1 was in 2008, I stayed 3 days.
DS2 & DD was none, got to have a shower in my own bathroom and climb straight into my own bed both times
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Id plan for 3-4 days.
I had complications and was in for 2 weeks after birth
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19-05-2012 00:08 #15
I stayed 3 nights following my first emergency c-section. I stayed 2 nights with my next planned c-section.
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19-05-2012 00:26 #16Senior Member
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5 nights, after a c-sec.
My hospitals policy was 3 nights for a vaginal birth & 4 nights for a c-sec. But I wasn't ready to come home yet so they gave me an extra night
And yes, all towels etc provided. We took clothes in for my DS, but we could've left him in the baby hospital gowns if we wanted to.
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19-05-2012 01:22 #17
About 6 hours after the birth. We had a simple water birth in a birth centre.
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19-05-2012 02:12 #18
I went home 4 hours after the birth. Had a natural birth at the birth centre and the hospital has an early discharge program so a midwife visited us at home for the next 4 days.
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19-05-2012 04:18 #19
24 hours. I had a natural birth but a epidural. I wish earlier as I got less sleep there then at home.
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19-05-2012 04:34 #20
I stayed 4 nights after both of my births (private though, not public).
Birth #1 - 3rd degree tear for me, bubs in special care til 8 days
Birth #2 - Complicated Episiotomy for me (but not as bad as with birth #1), bubs had a low sugar so needed monitoring for days & she also had a suspected broken collar bone (not proven til she was 2 weeks old) and on Day 2 she developed severe conjunctivitis.
After my 1st birth I was happy to stay in hospital as bubs was in special care. I slept reasonably well and the last thing I wanted to do was go home without my baby (I had to in the end, but I wasn't so sure I would initially).
After my 2nd bub I slept poorly in hospital, hated the food (just wasn't hungry) and bubs screamed a lot (probably cause of her broken collar bone and the fact that she was big & hungry - she was on supplemental formula & ebm). Although I appreciated the medical assistance for me & bubs (if she'd got that conjunctivitis at home she probably would have required admission again which would have been horrible) I wish I'd gone home earlier.
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