I like to stay 3-4 nights. After DS was born I didnt want to leave the hospital, I had a private room and his dad was allowed to stay the night.
I just stayed in bed, breastfeed watched T.V and had food catered for me for 3 days straight, no cooking, no cleaning, no one bothering me..it was bliss...lol
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23-06-2012 18:37 #31
23-06-2012 18:42 #32
Half a day if I could have. However if I had another baby it would be at home.
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23-06-2012 18:44 #33Senior Member
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I had a vb at a private hospital. I gave birth at 5.37 on the Monday night and on the Wednesday was moved to the satelite maternity unit at the park hyatt for two more nights. Best thing we ever did.
23-06-2012 18:47 #34
If i had a natural birth and all was well, id get the heck out of there asap. Ohhh that would be lovely.
23-06-2012 19:41 #35
If I was in a public hospital then I'd only want to stay for a day or two. If I'm in a private hospital where I have my own room and DH can stay with my some nights then I'm happy to be there for 5 days.
23-06-2012 19:44 #36
I wanted to go home immediately. However I had to stay in for over a week after because of my body not coping.
Im actually very grateful i stayed in. I think for your first 3 days is perfect and for everyone after number one I think at least over night.
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23-06-2012 19:57 #37
Dd 36 hrs
Ds 32 hrs, but he had to go to special care after being born in the birth centre
Dd2 13 hrs, only cos she was born late at night. Otherwise would have been outta there in a few hours. Not a hospital fan!!
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23-06-2012 20:07 #38
I stayed 4 hours. Had DD at 8am, left around noon. It was wonderful.
That said, my midwife then visited my
House every day for a week, then every second day, then once a week until 7 weeks.
I felt confident leaving so soon because as well as my midwife doing home visits, she was available over the phone day or night.
It really is up to the individual though.
ETA: this was through the birth centre at our public hospital.
23-06-2012 20:38 #39
I had PPH after DD was born, so instead of two nights I stayed three. I would have happily stayed four, but was ok to go home by day three.
23-06-2012 20:44 #40
I was in a community discharge program with DD so could've gone 6 hrs post birth, but it was the early hours of the morning and DD had refused her first feed (she was fine the next morning after she'd had a good sleep!) so they kept us in overnight. Was happy to go by the time we finally managed to get out AF 7pm! Next time if it's a nice straightforward birth like this one I'd like to be out after 6 hours.
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