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Squeaky McGee [7 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65195 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting she nan igans:" I stayed 24 hours after having my 2nd. WIth my first I stayed, um. . . .6 hours maybe? "


Yeah? Did your doctor discharge you after 6 hours, or did you leave AMA?

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
23rd Apr '13

I had my 4th daughter November 23rd at 1pm and was discharged November 24th at 2pm.
:D



I also stayed the minimum 24 hours with my oldest too.

Momlette of 3 Due December 25 (girl); 3 kids; Ohio 25513 posts
23rd Apr '13

Ive never tried to leave early I actually enjoy the stay haha nobody waits on me quite as nicely as they do :) and its a break from my kiddos. I'm lame.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [25 wks]:" Yeah? Did your doctor discharge you after 6 hours, or did you leave AMA?"


He didn't want to release me, but he knew I'd leave AMA, so he talked me into staying the 6 hours (I would have left MUCH sooner if I could have) and then he released me so long as I came in for an appointment in 2 days.



My daughter was taken to a different hospital since the one I delivered at didn't have a NICU, so I wanted to see her in case she didn't make it. Otherwise I wouldn't have pushed so hard to leave so quickly. That is also likely why he discharged me. I had no complications from leaving so soon.

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
23rd Apr '13

I've never had a c-section but for both of my births I only had to stay for 24 hours and then I was released.

Squeaky McGee [7 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65195 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting she nan igans:" He didn't want to release me, but he knew I'd leave AMA, so he talked me into staying the 6 hours (I ... [snip!] ... have pushed so hard to leave so quickly. That is also likely why he discharged me. I had no complications from leaving so soon."


Glad he released you so you could be with your LO. I doubt I'll even see my OB while I'm in the hospital, but I hope the on-call OB lets me go early!

user banned Due October 22 (boy); 17 kids; Dildo, 4998 posts
23rd Apr '13

I left like 20 hours after

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [25 wks]:" Glad he released you so you could be with your LO. I doubt I'll even see my OB while I'm in the hospital, but I hope the on-call OB lets me go early!"


Yeah, I was glad. I was going to leave AMA if he didn't, lol. She was a 27 weeker and I got to see her for a split second before they took her, and we had no idea how her condition would go, so they ran bloodwork and all that and then let me go.



With my 2nd they kept me 24 hours. Actually, let me rephrase. My OB would have let me go sooner, though he did tell me I could stay another day if I wanted, but the pediatrician took forever to release my son so we could leave. THAT was what took so long. If it wasn't for that I would have be able to leave sooner.

Monique and Dominic's mom 2 kids; Wyoming 2768 posts
23rd Apr '13

With both kids, I only stayed 24 hours.
My midwife wanted me to stay for 48 with DS, but I didn't have the money for another hotel room for DD and my friend that came with us. (I had DS in Utah)

Squeaky McGee [7 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65195 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting she nan igans:" Yeah, I was glad. I was going to leave AMA if he didn't, lol. She was a 27 weeker and I got to see her ... [snip!] ... to release my son so we could leave. THAT was what took so long. If it wasn't for that I would have be able to leave sooner."


How long was your first in NICU?

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
23rd Apr '13

Both births I left after 24 hours

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62966 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting *Momlette*:" Ive never tried to leave early I actually enjoy the stay haha nobody waits on me quite as nicely as they do :) and its a break from my kiddos. I'm lame."


I spent the night by myself with the baby and the nurses took FOREVER to come help me. They didn't like that I put him in bed with me, but I wasn't going to just leave him in his tub thing to cry. I wish my postpartum staff were attentive.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [25 wks]:" How long was your first in NICU?"


65 days. She came home on o2 and an apnea monitor though. It would have been longer if she couldn't come home on o2

andthesenights 1 child; Virginia 4358 posts
23rd Apr '13

I checked in around 2-3 am and was out by 7 pm, would have been out around 4-5 but it took forever for the discharge papers to come through. We had no insurance so I needed to be out before midnight to avoid being charged for another day. My son was in the NICU, it sucked.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
23rd Apr '13

My first two I went home the next day (not even a full 24 hours). My youngest I was there for 2 full days (ended up being GBS+ and didn't get to the hospital in time to get the antibiotics), and I hated it SO much. Not to mention, I was so freaking gassy afterward, and it stank up the whole room. It was embarrassing.