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#1 strawberry blondes

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

I will be having my 3rd section in 10 weeks and I don't want to stay in hospital longer than needed, how long was your stay after a section?

With DD2 it was 4 days and they tried to make me stay for another day and DD3 was 3 or 4 days. I am using a different hospital this time and i'm hoping I can go after 2 days.

Whats the shortest section stay you have had or heard of?

#2 elmo_mum

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

if its public its normally a 48 hour stay.....you may get away with a 24 hour stay,,,

you need to be able to walk around afterwards

#3 tick

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:58 PM

I know of someone who checked herself out the day after her section .... They didn't like it but she had good help at home and didn't want to be there. They can't force you to stay you know!

I think 3 days is the norm at my local public hospital though.

#4 strawberry blondes

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

I hope its 24 hours lol! It is a public hospital this time and i have always been up and on my feet as soon as the catheter etc is out.

#5 Coops07

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

My hospital has a 4 day stay for vaginal births & 5 days for c-sections.
I happily use the 5 day stay - no pushing me out sooner!!

#6 NunSoFeral

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:00 PM

3 days for three out of four children
Exception was number three as he was in NICU for 7 days.
I discharged when he did.




#7 Soontobegran

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:36 PM

QUOTE (elmo_mum @ 13/02/2013, 06:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
if its public its normally a 48 hour stay.....you may get away with a 24 hour stay,,,

you need to be able to walk around afterwards


Not the case at all elmo_mum.
The only women who go home post C/S  at 48 hours in the public system are those who want to and are well enough to.
Most C/S women will go home day 4 or 5 but OP if you are well then there is probably not going to be any problem with early discharge.

#8 mnsr621

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:51 PM

I left the next day with DD, she was my second CS, they said as long as my bladder was working and I had help at home that was fine.  

I was only in hospital for 32 hours, (including waiting time before CS) and I would have left earlier except I had to get DD checked over before I left and doctor took 4 hours to come!

I was walking well, didn't have much pain and DD took to breast feeding instantly, every thing just fell perfectly into place.

This was at Gosford Public Hospital, hope your birth goes just as well, good luck.

#9 Lickety Split

Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:26 PM

My public hospital is 3 days. Last time I went private and was in for 7 because I had a nasty infection.

#10 Walkers

Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:41 PM

I stayed in 48 hours after my last CS (my 4th) and hope to do the same with this baby due in August.
Once I've had the baby I like to get back home asap. Had a pph for my 3rd CS so had to stay in longer.

#11 Rainbowkitty

Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:47 PM

I was discharged on day six but I had my appendix out as well as having the cs. I also had an infection and spend five days on IV antibiotics.

#12 Lokum

Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:45 PM

5 nights both times.

Bfing was not really properly underway until Day3 with DS2, and at least I had a pump and a supply when I left with DS1. Although I felt good, was showering and walking around the hospital well, I do think that the quiet, restfulness of hospital set me up for a good recovery once home.

Once you're home you can't help but do a few more things ...

#13 item

Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:56 PM

With DD I was checked in for 3 days, but hardly there after 20 hours ( she was in kids hospital next door).

Had I known you could buy over the counter voltaren, I would have out of there as soon as cath was out.

As long as you can access adequate pain meds (panadene and voltaren) and there are no complications, I'm all for escaping!  Try to stand up a few times on the first day (with help and when Cath still in) and you'll be fine the next day.

#14 lucky 2

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:01 PM

QUOTE
As long as you can access adequate pain meds (panadene and voltaren)

I'd be wanting to have access to stronger pain killers than panadeine after abdominal surgery!
Good luck with the birth OP.

#15 item

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:14 PM

QUOTE (lucky 2 @ 13/02/2013, 10:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd be wanting to have access to stronger pain killers than panadeine after abdominal surgery!
Good luck with the birth OP.

Its all I've needed after the first 24 hours post each c-section. Having my tonsils out was way worse!!
Everyone has different pain thresholds I guess, I've been relatively active after both births and I think that's helped recovery a great deal.

#16 alybel

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:19 PM

I ended up going home after 3 nights post c-section with all mine, but OB had agreed for discharge after 2 nights with the last birth; however, had problems from the spinal block so waited another day.

#17 VeritasVinum

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:19 PM

Six nights first time. 5 nights for 2 & 3 cs ( change of hospital policy).

I am happy to stay as long as they will let me. Sent DD (#3) to the nursery every night (she was brought out for feeds) every night so I could get some rest to prepare going home to the other two. As it was a few days after I got home I had to suddenly jerk (BF bubs as toddler threw himself at us) and turned to protect new bubs.... Splitting the end of my stitches and then getting an infection there.



#18 kabailz13

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:41 PM

I stayed for 26hrs post the birth of my twins.

You could not have kept me there a minute longer!

My GP (country hospital - shared care) was adamant that I 'couldn't leave' and my AWESOME surgeon was completely ok with it original.gif

Never went back to that stupid GP again! biggrin.gif

#19 Duck-o-lah

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:13 PM

My stay was 7 nights, but that was more to do with DS's health than mine. Had he been well we would have been out after 5.

At the hospital I'm having DD the usual is three nights. I have a friend who had a CS recently at the same hospital, after 2 nights she wanted to go, and needing the bed, they were more than happy to let her go.

#20 flowermama

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

I posted about 5 seconds ago about my sister who gave birth this afternoon, rested for about an hour then showered and went home. She's since gone in to work to close up as they're short staffed  ohmy.gif

#21 PattiODoors

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:26 PM

QUOTE (flowermama @ 14/02/2013, 09:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I posted about 5 seconds ago about my sister who gave birth this afternoon, rested for about an hour then showered and went home. She's since gone in to work to close up as they're short staffed  ohmy.gif


After a Caesar??????? I highly doubt it.

OP, I was in 5 days with both DD and DS but it was mainly because I had pre eclampsia that wouldn't stabilise with medication until day 3 post partum. I felt grand, not much pain, able to mobilise easily but the PE had other ideas.

#22 SpaghettiMonster

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:31 PM

Two days for me. I had a failed VBAC / emergency CS 3 months ago and, despite being in a nice hospital, was ready to bust out of there by the next day (missed being home). DD was born tues afternoon. I was discharged Thursday at midday. I got up at 4am the morning of discharge eager to convince my OB of my excellent physical state....freshened up, put on makeup to give me a healthier glow( and disguise the sleep deprivation!) Saw my OB and begged him to let me escape and go home to my husband and 6yo. He reluctantly agreed, but only on the proviso that a hospital midwife check up on baby and I at home.
OP, if you're not keen on hospitals then shoot for the early discharge, health permitting. I had an excellent recovery at home and was so much happier out of hospital. My LO was too - perhaps because she sensed my mood lift?

#23 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

First c/s - 7 days. It was mid January and no air con at home, private hospital facilities and food. They had to push me out the door after a week.


Second c/s - 5 days. Same hospital.

#24 iykwim

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

For my third cs I had DD Friday morning and went home lunchtime Sunday original.gif

#25 Soontobegran

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:42 PM

QUOTE (flowermama @ 14/02/2013, 09:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I posted about 5 seconds ago about my sister who gave birth this afternoon, rested for about an hour then showered and went home. She's since gone in to work to close up as they're short staffed  ohmy.gif


If this was after a C/S then there are a lot of people who have made an awful decision.




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