linen_and_lace, on 17 September 2019 - 04:35 PM, said:
Hi OP, I’m in hospital right now recovering from my c section. Second baby and DH has been in as much as he can but is also looking after our DD so can’t stay the nights with me like last time.
The nurses/midwives here have been incredibly helpful and accomodating despite acknowledging that they are busy and understaffed (public hospital) no one has made me feel like a nuisance or that they don’t have time or willingness to help. I had a fainting episode today (overdid it) and they were right in my case sorting me out. I do have to buzz a bit and sometimes wait a little while to be seen...make sure you try to keep on top of your pain meds and buzz before you really need them. I find night are quieter - and that’s usually when I need more help - so the nurses have been more readily available then which is a blessing.
Good luck OP, I’m sure you will be fine. X
Congratulations on your beautiful new baby! That’s wonderful to hear the staff have been very supportive and attentive.
My DD was great during the day and a nightmare at night time so I’m hoping this new baby is calmer over night?!
Unfortunately it’ll be a public hospital in a small regional capital so I don’t have a lot of say in times etc but I’ll aim for morning as DD will have care and DH can be there all day & then have DD overnight. It’s tiny the nursery they have is for sick babies, DD went in there for a few hours and it takes a midwife away from the ward so it’s not an option unfortunately for just sleep. They like to room you together for bonding and also the reality of how it’s going to be at home with a newborn and no help on tap.
When I had DD for some reason there was a baby boom and they were sooooooo busy, I had a private room and DH there so we pretty much only saw staff for essential things. Hopefully giving birth at different time of year it might be a bit quieter??