How long were you in hospital after the birth of your baby/babies?

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Rachael - posted on 06/12/2010

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I stayed in hospital for 9 hours after my eldest was born then because my son was so close to me having had my daughter I had to stay in hospital for 2 nights.

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Winn - posted on 06/18/2010

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i was admitted to the hospital because of a high blood pressure and the doctor have to do an induction the next morning and my daughter was born at 4pm the same day and discharge the next morning after the doctor came and check on both of us.

Heather - posted on 06/17/2010

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I got home 36 hours after I left. I was admitted at 2 am wed morning, she was born at 7, and we left at 12:30 on thurs

Melinda - posted on 06/15/2010

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Usually they send you home in 24 hrs if no complications...insurance! but you stay longer if you have a c-section because it is a surgery and harder to recover from...good luck!!

Jesyka - posted on 06/15/2010

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I went to the hospital on a monday morning around 2 am and ryan was born tuesday at 11 am which it wasn't that long and was discharged from the hospital thursday..

Tammy - posted on 06/15/2010

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24 hours 10 minutes with all of them. They have to do a blood test at 24 hours and I leave right after that...

Päivi - posted on 06/15/2010

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Close to 3 days after my first baby was born and only for 13 hours after my second baby was born.
The second time around my baby was gaining weight nicely and I was back to normal.

Nicole - posted on 06/14/2010

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i went in friday at 4:30am @ 5 cms...delivered at 11:41 am

was released on sunday about 1



brought home my beautiful baby girl

Emma - posted on 06/14/2010

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with my 1st she was 5 weeks premature and we were in 3 nights. with no2 he was born at 5am on the tues and we were home by 9pm -- and the dirty dishes were still in the sink!!

Taneesha - posted on 06/14/2010

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I had c-sections with all 3 of mine and stayed 4 days/3 nights. But I also know some women that had vaginal deliveries and the normal stay with that is 1-2 days.

Nikki - posted on 06/14/2010

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With my daughter I was induced on a Monday afternoon, had her via c-section Tuesday morning. I didn't get to go home until Friday cause they couldn't get my temp to stay normal.
With DS we checked in Monday morning, had him Monday afternoon via c-section. I got to go home Wednesday afternoon.

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with my daughter i went into labour/delivered wednesday morning, and i was cleared to go home on thursday, but the ped at the hospital wanted to keep baby in another day until the group b strep test came back (which it did neg) so she was cleared friday morning and we went home then. with the one im carrying now, if everything goes smoothly (fingers crossed) we'll be discharged about 4 hours after i give birth. different hospital, midwife this time. my fiance hated staying in the hospital 2 nights lol

Sally - posted on 06/14/2010

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hi! i went in sat mornin at 1am, had an emergency c-section sat eve at 7pm and was out monday lunch time! not long considering having surgery x

Amy - posted on 06/14/2010

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depends on if you have a c-section or not normal birth I was in the hospital until my babies were 24hrs old

Michelle - posted on 06/14/2010

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i went in on the 9 of september at 12 pm and they discharge me the 10 with the baby at 6 pm

Claire - posted on 06/14/2010

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i was taken into hospital about 12:30pm on a monday he was born 4:50am on a tuesday and i left hospital around 2:00pm on the wednesday..

Olga - posted on 06/13/2010

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My last pregnancy I was in the hospital 2 night ... with my first one night, the other two once my blood pressure went down.

Kathy - posted on 06/13/2010

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With my first. I had her on a Thurs by c-section and we went home on Sunday. With my son, I had him on a Tues by Vbac and we went home on Sunday/Monday after midnight-he had jaundice and we had to wait for a billie blanket to be brought from another hospital from across the state. We refused to stay another night! Didn't matter how I gave birth-either I had to stay to heal or a baby had to stay to heal. LOL

Jenee - posted on 06/13/2010

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I was there 1 night and 2 days. I was induced early Tuesday morning and had my son was born at 11:59pm but I was officially done with labor ( after birth etc ) at 3am on Thursday. I went home on Saturday afternoon.

Noelle - posted on 06/12/2010

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I was in with my son for six weeks cause I got very sick after i had him but with my daughter two days

Sarah - posted on 06/12/2010

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With my 1st, I arrived at the hospital around 3:30am. He was born at 5:59am, and I was released at 1pm the following day... Total stay was about 33.5 hrs.
My 2nd baby was a planned homebirth, so zero hospital time with him!

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48 hours to the minute but i know there is another hospital in the area that will release Mom 12 hours after delivery but not baby.

Gelaine - posted on 06/12/2010

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my baby ended up being born before we got to the hospital.. I was out of there in 13 hours... admitted at 5:00am.. discharged at about 6:00pm

Angie - posted on 06/12/2010

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i was only in for 3 days but i would have been released the next day but they wanted to keep us longer because my little girl had little movement in her right shoulder from the birth. they just wanted to make sure there wasnt anything more wrong with it.

S - posted on 06/12/2010

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1 day, just barely and that's just because I couldn't convince them to let me go sooner.

Jen - posted on 06/12/2010

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i was in hospital frm the firday night til sat afternoon then bk in hosptail frm the sat nite ha dhim sunday morning then was let out of hospital tuesday afternoon i had a epidural n spinal block so was quite ill after

Tasha - posted on 06/12/2010

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I made it to the hospital at 5:50pm on a Tuesday. My daughter was born eleven minutes after I got there (6:01pm). I was discharged from the hospital on Thursday afternoon.

Ashley - posted on 06/12/2010

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I deliverd my twins on a Friday morning and was discharged Sunday afternoon. They were born by c-section

Courtenay - posted on 06/12/2010

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first baby i was in hospital for 9 days with him for complications and my second 11 hours lol

Laurie - posted on 06/11/2010

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First one, went in on Sunday w/ruptured membranes, induced on Monday afternoon, labored all night, finally had her Tuesday morning, went home Wednesday afternoon. Second one, went in Friday evening w/ruptured membranes, labored all night, had him Saturday morning, went home that evening. Third one, woke up with hard contractions Thursday morning, had her 3 hours later, got to stay til Saturday morning because I was divorced & going home to 4 yr old & 2 yr old by myself--went to church with all of them for Mother's Day on Sunday!

Tj - posted on 06/11/2010

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with my first bub i went in on monday gave birth tues morning left wednesday arvo..couldnt stay any longer jst wanted to b home w my new family x

Penelope Jane - posted on 06/11/2010

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well with my first i was in on sunday had her at 12.15am monday and came out at 12noon monday and with 2nd i went in at 11pm had her at 12pm precise n was home at 2am x

Lissa - posted on 06/11/2010

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My first 5 days (he was jaundiced) second, had her at 6pm home the next morning, third had him at 6-15pm left at 8-30pm.

CHERYL - posted on 06/11/2010

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When I had my first one in 89 I was in the Navy hospital 3 days. That was the rules then. My next 2 in 91, and 94 , both was born early. I was admitted at 4:15 am and released the next day with my daughter by 11 am. then my son I was admitted at 9 pm sunday I had him Monday at 1:51 am we went home Tuesday at 11 am. My last one was adopted.

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First baby 2days.

Second baby by emergancy c-section,2days aswell.Generally 4day stay after section but i had had enough by day two &left the next morning with consent of the doctor due to my fast recovering.



Funny 16mths later i get a call from the hospital making sure there details were correct that i had a section, and i really went home just 2days later...lol.



Well i got a fright at first but , aleast they didnt ring to say i came home with the wrong baby lmao.With That hospital it would not suprise me.

Harmonie - posted on 06/11/2010

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2 days with my first kiddo, then with my other 2 I was out of there at the 24 hour mark!

Amie - posted on 06/11/2010

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I went home the same day. I hate hospitals and there were no complications with any of us. Well not entirely true. My son had a long skin tag attached to his thumb. At the end of the skin tag another thumb was growing! It was weird. He got it snipped off though a couple hours after he was born and we all went home. I can not stand staying in hospitals. I refuse to without a good solid reason.



Oh I have 4 kids.

Amanda - posted on 06/10/2010

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With my first I was admitted at 1.45pm on the Thursday he was born at 3.30pm the same day and released on early discharge Sunday lunchtime. They wanted to keep me in until the Tuesday because he was a month early. With my daughter I was admitted at 2pm on the Monday she was born at 5pm and I was home for lunch on the Wednesday.

In Australia you can be released as early as 6 hrs after delivery provided there are no complications

Rebecca - posted on 06/10/2010

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i was in hospital for 4 days with my daughter.. but i had to have a c-section so thats why i was in longer.if it was a natural birth they would have had me out in 24 hours.. my cousin was in hospital for ages though.. almost 2 weeks

Melanie - posted on 06/10/2010

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with my 1st we got to hospital in early labour at 4:30am thursday morning,,,,emercency caeser 8:40pm thursday night & went home following tuesday 1pm - 5 nights/ 6 days
2nd was elective caeser born 8:30am monday & we went home 1pm friday - 4 nights/ 5 days
3rd was also elective caeser born 8am friday i was up & walking around by 8pm that night & we went home 11am monday - 3 nights/ 4 days

Lianne - posted on 06/10/2010

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we went in on a Sunday and sent home on Thursday-had an unexpected section, and they keep you in 3-5 days for sections where we are..
I wish I'd had more help establishing breastfeeding though, as my milk was late to come in, and I ended up with mastitis b/c no one told me I should try to pump or assisted in latching better etc. :( I know NOW for next time though!

Jordan - posted on 06/10/2010

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I was there from 7:15 saturday morning, gave birth at 3:52 saturday, and was release at 11:30 sunday morning, sooooo just barely over 24 hrs total including labor.

everything went perfect.

Laura - posted on 06/10/2010

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I used to work in a hospital and if you have NO complications the standards are typically:

Vaginal: 24 hour minimum stay post delivery (from the time she is born)

Multiples and/or C-section: 72 hour minimum stay post delivery.

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