How long were you in hospital after the birth of your baby/babies??
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Jade - posted on 06/09/2010
A week - had an attempted induction (failed) so had to have emergency c-section ... bub had complications and i was unable to leave cuz my bubby couldn't.
I'm in Aust. and it's only 2 days - 4 days (depending on how you gave birth) at all the hospitals in Brisbane that I looked into.
Tuia - posted on 06/15/2010
I was in for five days, because i had an emergency c-section and my son was in the special care nursery for three days.
i live in brisbane, australia and you can leave whenever you please but they like/recommend at least a 24hour stay. well, at the hospitals near me anyways. :)
Jessica - posted on 06/12/2010
With my daughter I was in the hospital for a week and then in Care by Parent for a week, but that was because I had an emerg c-section. I had my son a week and 2 days ago, I had him at 10 to 12am and was out of the hospital at 130 -200 pm!
Tiffanie - posted on 06/11/2010
i had twins..i had an emergency c-section and was in the hospital for 3 days..my boys and i went home at the same time..but i couldn't leave until i could walk by myself..[which i could barely do]..if i shall say so..i think they should have kept me a couple more days!!
Dani - posted on 06/11/2010
I spent 2 weeks in hospital with my first as had a failed epidural that kind of confused my bladder and so had to stay for it to repair itself and my youngest I had her in the evening and was home the next morning. After the first I said I really didnt want to stay in hospital again, but after such a stressful time I think a least a couple of days is good to just spend that time only having to deal with your baby and not the other stresses of life.
Katrina - posted on 06/11/2010
i was in the hospital for 1 day. i had my son at 1135pm and at 9am the next morning they were asking me if i wanted to go home! i said no and stayed another night. after i had my daughter they which was at 605 in the am they asked me the next day if i wanted to go home and i said yes...i should have stayed an extra night to get some rest. once i got it was go go go!
Alexa - posted on 06/10/2010
I had my son Jace on February 13th at 4:54 pm and was released by 6 pm on February 14th! so a little over 24 hours. It went by so quick I wish I had stayed longer and I could have stayed one more night if I wanted but I couldn't get comfortable in the bed and just wanted to be home.
Maricela - posted on 06/10/2010
about a week.. i went in labor the monday of they sent me home saying it was fauls labor. went back that friday around 10 am they finally admited me around 2 i think. was in labor till 2:35 pm the day. had to have an emerceny c section cuz they let me go to long with my water broke.. it was like six or more hours after my water broke did they decide to do anything. my son was coming right side up and i wouldnt dilate past a 9.5. and wen they did the c- sec i had a very high temp blacked out and the meds they gave to not feel the pain of the surgry didnt work. i didnt get to see my son cuz as soon as they had him out i stopped breathing. about three hours later i finally saw him.. but they kept us so long cuz i lost too much blood and he wasnt breathing right. the doc said if they hadnt waited so long none of this would have happened. lol but that how long i stayed. till the following wednestday or thursday after i gave birth. Then went to prom that friday.. just grandmarch but lol
Brooke - posted on 06/09/2010
I wish it was so soon over here... it sucks, it was the worst feeling being away from home. I think its so long here because the Dr's and nurses make sure that breast feeding is established before you leave and to make sure you won't have any further complications with bleeding or stitches.
I know this lady who recently gave birth, she was in labour for 4 hours, pushed for 30 mins, had the perfect labour and delivery, I think all she had was pethidine. She was in for a week!
Kelcie - posted on 06/09/2010
i was in the hospital for 3 days i think because when they did my epidural the did something called a wet tap where they stuck the needle too far in my back so instead of it being in the epidural spot it went into my spinal fluid and then i got what they called a spinal head ache and it hurt so bad i couldnt even sit up with out it feeling like there was a anvil or giant weight on my head but they did a blood patch where they took 10 cc's of blood out of my arm and put it in the spot where they went to far and its supposed to stop my spinal fluid from leaking out, so i had to lay flat for like an hour and it sucked so bad, but afterwards i was fine just a lil sore, the birth part was easy i was induce at 7 am and my daughter was born at 2 pm that day it took 5 minutes to push her out
Sarah - posted on 06/09/2010
had my son on 28/1/09 (royal preston hospital) -- transferred to a different hospital on 30/1/09 for help with my breastfeeding (chorley midwife led unit .. had more 1:1 care there as it smaller .. they were sooo much nicer wish i gave birth there!!)
and we came home on 31/1/09 (the day before his due date which was 1/2/09)
wow 5 days in oz? im in nz and we just get 2 days. i went to a birthing centre it was nice, but by the 2nd day i was ready for home. in saying that tho, my baby was the perfect feeder from day one...if u were having trouble i guess two days isnt enough, especially as ur milk isnt even in by then
Brooke - posted on 06/08/2010
oh ok im guessing neither were in Aus?? Here they don't generally let you out for atleast 5 days and thats if everything went perfect.. second time around they may let you go with in 24 hrs... I was in for 4 days, had an epi, haemorrage and wasn't allowed to get out of bed for over 24 hrs but still got out early lol
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