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Old 02-14-2011, 10:27 AM   #61
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Re: Is the "required" hospital stay now 48 hours where you live?

I had my son at 4:01 AM on a Saturday morning and was home by 10AM Sunday- I can't stand the beds, food, noise, lights, etc. at the hospital so when they told me I could opt to get out early I was stoked!! I'm in Pennsylvania, and I was not aware of any specific time frames for staying and leaving.

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Old 02-14-2011, 11:57 AM   #62
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Re: Is the "required" hospital stay now 48 hours where you live?

I left after 24h last time but this time am planning to leave w/in 12h if all goes well, and my MW and pediatrician are both on board with this. I think with some prior planning it can be done.
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Re: Is the "required" hospital stay now 48 hours where you live?

I am not sure as I have had all c-sections, but I know that with one of my deliveries my doc signed me out after 24 hours, but my nb was not releaseed yet, so I had to wait another so many hours for the baby to ger signed out. I think it mostly depends on your OB and Pedi.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:25 AM   #64
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I think it depends on your insurance provider... Mine is 24-48 hours for an uncomplicated vaginal delivery, but they do send a home health nurse if you leave at 24 hours. I think if you sign out AMA, you may have some trouble with insurance coverage for the delivery...

I know I will probably have to stay 48 hours this time, since I am GBS positive and will most likely decline antibiotics, or not have time to get more than one dose in. Sometimes the pedi is the one who doesn't release the baby, even though the mom could go if it was up to the ob.
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Re: Is the "required" hospital stay now 48 hours where you live?

Ours is still 24 hours. I signed myself out at the 20 hour mark and would have earlier but I didn't have anyone to pick me up. I couldn't wait any longer, I wanted to go home. No one said anything. They all understood.
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Re: Is the "required" hospital stay now 48 hours where you live?

here in Canada...you can have the baby and leave if you want to. You just need to be "discharged" meaning the doc needs to clear you and baby medically.
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