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Old 02-06-2011, 09:44 PM   #21
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With DS2 we got to the hospital at 3:45 DS2 was born at 5:39 and we were home by 9 that night. We told them like an hour after he was born that we wanted to go home. They tried to guilt trip me into staying but couldn't make me stay especially since my midwife had signed off on me and the pedi signed off on DS as free to go home. It was nice to go home the 4 of us as a family and wake up as a family the next morning.

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Old 02-06-2011, 09:49 PM   #22
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With my oldest two, it was 48 hours. (in Indiana) I'm not sure this time around as we live in a different state. (West Virginia) Honestly though, I'd stay as long as they'd let me. I have no problem sleeping at the hospital, and I just love that time with just me and my new baby.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:52 PM   #23
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I only stayed a little longer than 24 hours I am in Tennessee. I think I stayed 32 hours but that is only because I had to wait for the doc to say ok and paperwork mostly the hospitals fault that I was there so long. My doc had okay'd me leaving way before the hosp had all paperwork done. I did not want to stay long either. I was soo ready to go home!
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:54 PM   #24
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Yup - 48 hours for a vaginal birth and 72 for a c/s is standard! I know a couple of moms that left after 24, but had cleared it with their docs beforehand.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:38 PM   #25
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Re: Is the "required" hospital stay now 48 hours where you live?

we will probably have to stay about 48 hours just because of the paperwork I'm hoping to get out of there sooner though
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:33 AM   #26
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I didn't mind having to stay 48 hours with Josh cause I had a 20 hour labor with Josh and a 4th degree tear which was not fun to recover from I needed the help and it was great I got to spend that time bonding with Josh and getting a great nursing relationship started.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:02 AM   #27
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Re: Is the "required" hospital stay now 48 hours where you live?

I've never heard of it being less than 48 hours. We had to threaten to leave AMA for them to even CONSIDER letting us go at 36 hrs, after an unmedicated completely normal vaginal delivery with no tears.
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The hospital I deliver at requires 48 hrs for vaginal delivery and 72 for c-section delivery. They aren't real strict on exactly "48" or "72" hrs, basically they let you leave when you are ready on the 2nd or 3rd day, and they have the paperwork together for you.
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I had not heard of that...I had only heard of it from the insurance perspective, that 48 is the standard maxium for vaginal birth and 72 for a c-section. Interesting.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:47 AM   #30
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I think its 24 hours here. But I did ask to stay an extra day, because my son would latch and I was afraid to go home and fail at BFing.
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