This time I want to go home after ONE night... like 24 hours. if not less. I will have my ds1 (2 yr old) at home and he still co sleeps and nurses and I know it will be so traumitizing for him for me to be gone that long. I am with him ALL the time. I nurse him to sleep ALL the time. I am so sad thinking of being away from him for a whole day! I certainly wont stay for 3!
ANyway... I was wondering what the different requirements are in other places.
Do you think there would be any way my ds could stay at the hospital with us?
If you pay the difference for a private room you will be able to have rooming in with the baby and have more freedom with your other children.
Clinically I think you can go home once they take out the catheter and you pass gas and have a bowel movement. That could be 24 hours.
Drink a cup of black Starbucks coffee!
It works like magic to make you poop after a c/sec.
Legally you can leave anytime you want AMA (it will be against medical advice ). But you have the legal right to get up and leave against medical advice.
Mom to James ( 5/2006), Claire ( 6/2008), furry kitties Calvin and Bob, and wife to Dennis.
Anyway. I think you should be upfront with the doctor right away and tell them your feelings.
I had a super long stay with my first birth (there were some complications)...we ended up staying for 6 nights and I was losing my mind.
My ob said that he would send us home 24 hours after a section (assuming we had no complications) as I said we ended up with a wonderful vbac and we went home 12 hours later
If you leave AMA then you have to realize you are responsible for the entire bill for you and baby. Your insurance/medicaid will not pay a dime.
Are you certain this applies to all situations and all Insurance companies ?
I was not aware of this six years ago when I took my then 16 yr old daughter AMA from a hospital.
I had no problem with the insurance company and never saw a bill. I also fired her private doctor when he said not to take her out AMA, I said thanks for your opinion, but you're no longer her doctor. I found another docotor and the next day brought her to another hospital. Maybe because i readmitted her to another hospital i did not have a problem?
For a new mom and newborn they can call CPS or start a court order to treat the minor if they are hell bent on doing something you don't want.
For a routine C/Sec and the mother does not want to stay too long, I'm sure It's better to figure out a solution with her doctor as i suggested to the original poster.
This time, however, if I end up with a c-section and if I have staples, I'll walk my dh through removing them instead of going back to the office. I can't quite imagine wrangling 2 kiddos to the doctor's office.
Sami , wife to , mama to Tate 10/14/05, Kaleb 12/17/07, Bram 3/13/10-11/17/12, Alden 2/1/12, October 2014
If you have the option of a private room I think it would be worth it. We didn't have 'visiting hours' so dh spent the night in our room. I don't see why a special arrangement couldn't be made for your son to stay too. That's what portable cribs are for or he could sleep on the pull out with dh.
Hope all goes well!
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