I left after 11 hrs with DS. He was my 3rd baby and I had him at my work. (I'm an L&D nurse ). There wasn't a reason for me to stay, I was more then ready to get home to my own bed. I had him at 1:53AM and if it wasn't for my husband fast asleep in my bed I would've been ready to go by 10.
Our policy is minimum 6 hrs after delivery if all is ok. Not many leave after 6, but some do. But baby has to be discharged too and that can be the issue sometimes because they only do rounds in the morning, so if you have your baby at 2pm you have to wait till the next morning for babe to be discharged.
Melissa, L&D nurse and wife to my soulmate Shawn.
Mama to 3! Brooke (4), Katie (3) and our newest addition, Ryan born 3/5/2011!