How long were you in hospital after the birth of your baby/babies?
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Winn - posted on 06/18/2010
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.
Nikki - posted on 06/14/2010
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.
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
Kathy - posted on 06/13/2010
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
Angie - posted on 06/12/2010
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.
Laurie - posted on 06/11/2010
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!
CHERYL - posted on 06/11/2010
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.
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.
Amie - posted on 06/11/2010
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
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
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
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
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!
Elisabeth - posted on 06/10/2010
For my first I satyed for 4 days/3 nights, only because I was a single mum and didn't want to go to an empty home and enjoyed the short interactions with the nurses! The second (when I wasn't single) I was there for less then 24 hours. I just wanted to get home to my husband and daughter so they could enjoy newborn too.
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