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If I were to have to transfer for bleeding or to get a tear stitched would it be okay to leave the baby at home with dh, or would that cause more trouble than not? Has anyone ever done that?
 

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There was one lady who did that... i THINK she posted about it here over hte last year.. try doing a search if you know how. Shouldn't cause any trouble as the baby is fine and not beign admitted. She left it with her best friend at home while her and DH went into the hospital...
 

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I did this because the placenta didn't come out, and my ds slept the whole time I was gone. He stayed in the car of the hospital parking lot with my good friend. I nursed him a lot on the way there, and kept waking him up to drink more (because I didn't know how long I would be gone). I was inside the hospital for an hour, and ds didn't wake up until after I took him back into my arms on the way home. I don't think he has any trauma from this, although I am sure that going inside a hospital would have been harsh for a newborn who was waterbirthed by candlelight. I must say that going to the hospital after such an amazing homebirth was really weird. I suggest avoiding it unless absolutely neccessary. Looking back, I know I would have been fine without going there.<br><br>
You can also first try the natural ways to treat hemmorage (with Shepherd's Purse) and tears (with vitamin E oil, slippery elm, and seaweed).
 

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Thanks for sharing your experience, Jungle Mama. Believe me, I will avoid the hospital at ALL costs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
And thank you, Yvonne.<br><br>
My concern, if this were to happen, would be that the hospital would say something or make a fuss about the baby not being there.
 

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They may make a fuss, but as long as the baby is healthy and you let them know that you have already set up a time with your pediatrition (whether or not its true heh), I don't think they can do much other than make noise, heh.
 

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I guess it depends on how busy your hospitals are here you may disappear for 8-10 hrs before you are actually seen and taken care of, yes the ERs are backed up that bad as are the ob triage units I have sat in a waiting room with people who had open compound fractures, or clients teetering into the pre eclampsia zone even with PE labs but that are "not that severe" sent home ---- so it just depends on if you can get in and out fast--- I have known of babies coming along with and not being admitted - or the coming with dad-waiting in the car sounds like a good option
 

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That's something I hadn't thought of, so thank you. We will be living in a smaller town when I give birth but depending on when I have the baby the ER might just be backed up or something. I was thinking if this whole thing were to happen that I would have a friend take me and leave the family home with the car, so then if it did end up being a long ordeal or if baby needed me they could come.<br>
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I transfered after to get a tear stitched up, I just refused to let them admit the baby, but I did let them look him over. If you come in a seperate person from your baby, they have to have you sign paperwork to admit the baby. I personally wouldn't be comfortable leaving a newborn, but then, I spend the first few days keeping baby nursing.
 
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