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Staying in hospital after giving birth

edited July 2016 in Birth
Here you usually have to stay in hospital after giving birth for 3 days if there are no complications and about a week if you had a c section. You can choose to go home straight away but then a midwife will come and visit you for a few days at home.

I choose to stay in hospital as first of all it was my first baby and everything was so new and I don’t like the idea of a midwife coming to my home. After all it would have been a complete stranger visiting me every day for a bit.

For me those three days seemed to last forever. Not much you can do in hospital. My husband and family came to visit me every day but still the boredom was driving me insane. I could not wait to get out.

There were two other girls in my room but they just stayed in bed all day long sleeping or breastfeeding. I did not really feel like I needed a rest so I wondered around a lot and therefore missed all the ward rounds. The doctors only saw me the day they discharged me.

How did you experience the first few days after giving birth? Did you go straight home or stay in hospital?



  • I stayed for 3 days when I gave birth in a hospital. It was almost unbearable and I couldn't wait to leave. I felt like they gave me the runaround while I asked the nurses when I could leave. It seems like every time I asked there was a new answer and a new thing I had to do.

    I find hospitals give me a lot of anxiety. I prefer to give birth at home and have 3 days before having vistors (at least).
  • It relies upon whether you conceive an offspring vaginally or have a c-area and whether there are entanglements from the birth.

    After an uncomplicated vaginal conveyance, you're probably going to remain in the clinic for 24 to 48 hours. You'll have to rest and trust that any anesthesia will wear off. What's more, your human services supplier will need to screen you and your infant for the primary day or so to ensure no issues create.

    In the event that you think you'd like to be released sooner than 24 hours in the wake of conceiving an offspring, converse with your supplier about it before you start giving birth. On the off chance that you choose an early release, you'll have to take your child to see a specialist inside a few days in the wake of leaving the clinic. You'll have to see your specialist or birthing assistant, as well, yet you can hold up a week or so insofar as you're feeling fine.

    In the event that you have an uncomplicated c-area, you'll most likely be in the medical clinic for two to four days. Ladies with difficulties may need to remain longer.

    After a cesarean, your supplier will need to make certain you can do the accompanying before you return home:

    stroll to the restroom

    pee without a catheter

    eat and drink without regurgitating

    The therapeutic staff will likewise ensure your infant is alright to leave.

    On the off chance that you have to remain medium-term, your accomplice might most likely remain with you in the baby blues ward. A few units have private rooms with bed-seats or beds for accomplices to rest in. Check with your supplier about your medical clinic's facilities.

    Families whose babies end up in the emergency unit birth are once in a while ready to stay in the clinic longer than the standard baby blues remain. A lengthy visit would not be secured by protection, and most emergency clinics won't permit it.

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