How long can I stay in Hospital for? Topanga_1990 Due November 17 (boy); United Kingdom 81 posts
5th Nov '12

Hi I wonder if anyone can tell me how long you usually stay in hospital with your first baby. I know here in the UK you can be in and out the same day which worries me sooo much! Can you ask to stay for a little longer if your not ready? Thanks in advance x

Larry! 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13234 posts
5th Nov '12

Why wouldn't you be ready? I wanted to go the fuck home like ASAP. I stayed in the hospital like 3 days with my 1st.

user banned Due January 20; 33 kids; North Carolina 14662 posts
5th Nov '12

I think at my hospital it was 24 hours fro vaginal delivery, 3 days for c-section.

SoonToBeProudMommyOf3 Due March 10 (girl); 34 kids; Oklahoma 441 posts
5th Nov '12

3 days with my vaginal birth. 4 days with my c-section

JessicaMatlock:) Due May 7 (boy); 1 child; Modesto, California 1337 posts
5th Nov '12

some times if you have no complications the baby is perfect you can be out within 12 hours.. alot of times they keep you over night.. if you have a c section its 72 hours.. i was in for a week after my c section

Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24256 posts
5th Nov '12

here its 24 hours if its a vaginal delivery or 72 hours for a csection

Life is a Highway ♫ 18 kids; Australia 9381 posts
5th Nov '12

Here they will let you stay for as long as you like within reason. But I do not live in the city. On day 4 after having DS1 they came and asked if I had any thoughts on when I'd be going home. I said can I go today? So I did that afternoon.

On the morning of day 3 after DS2 I asked straight away to go home because it was fathers day, we were out by lunch.

brodyzmom Due December 18 (girl); 1 child; 3 angel babies; Huntsville, Alabama 2792 posts
5th Nov '12

I was group B strep + so I was there for 48 hours.

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
5th Nov '12

I went in at 5 am Wednesday morning, had her at 6pm that evening and finally got to leave Friday morning. But I had torn terribly.

Hannah. 34 kids; Spokane, WA, United States 63782 posts
5th Nov '12

I was in for 3 days after a vaginal delivery. They wanted me to be able to pee on my own before I left. I was glad to be there though, in case I was worried about anything and also because I didn't have someone making my meals when I got home lol.

skwey 4 kids; Spokane, Washington 2205 posts
status 5th Nov '12

With my first, they let me go 12 hours after I delivered. With my second, I asked to stay longer and stayed for 3 days. Not that I wasn't ready but so I could rest before I went home to my 15 month old daughter. I am a single mom so it was nice to rest for a few days since I knew my daughter was with my mom and being taken care of.

user banned California 36390 posts
5th Nov '12

Two days after for my c-sec.was how long I stayed

Norah&Ellie's Momma 2 kids; Kentucky 4168 posts
5th Nov '12

I had DD vaginally at 9:45 PM on Thursday and went home Saturday morning. They offered to let me stay an extra night, but I was ready to go home.

RadioactiveCat Due November 8 (boy); 1 child; Roanoke, VA, United States 22867 posts
5th Nov '12

I was in the hospital 3 days total. One in labor, and the 2 after that.

Jennick.1113 36 kids; New York 7299 posts
5th Nov '12

I had all c-sections.
With my first I stayed for 5 days, second was 27 hours and third was 2 days.

I wanted out as quick as possible with all of them.