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How long were you in hospital after your ELCS?

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JollyPurpleGiant Sun 28-Apr-13 16:32:18

Just trying to get a rough idea so I can plan childcare/my hospital bag. Thanks!

mawbroon Sun 28-Apr-13 16:36:06

3 nights

babaloulou Sun 28-Apr-13 16:58:12

24 hours on the dot

Panzee Sun 28-Apr-13 17:00:50

First one, 4 nights. Second, two.

JollyPurpleGiant Sun 28-Apr-13 17:23:41

This is my second baby, but my first section. I'm thinking 24 hours might be a bit unlikely as bf did not start well last time so I have already raised with my mw that I want to get the best possible start for feeding which may mean a slightly longer stay.

Signet2012 Sun 28-Apr-13 17:27:12

Born Friday morning by emc out Sunday afternoon. Would have been out on the Saturday morning but peadtricisn didn't show to do checks because rhey were so busy.
I couldn't wait to get home! The noise was horrendous but in retrospect it gave me chance to get breast feeding established which was better had I left on the Saturday I think I wouldn't have managed and probably given formula.

plannedshock Sun 28-Apr-13 18:39:11

1st baby, in thurs 7.30am out sat 4pm

PoppyAmex Sun 28-Apr-13 18:48:01

3 nights, which is the standard in our local trust - I really wanted to leave as soon as possible, but they refused until they monitored (i.e saw proof) urine/bowel movements confused

SignoraStronza Sun 28-Apr-13 20:44:01

First one, in Italy was 4 nights (+ a night and a half of pointless labour after waters broke) as standard. Nothing wrong with me or dc. Was climbing the walls.

Second, in lovely UK hospital, escaped after 2 nights. Couldn't fault my care; just that room was so hot, bed not my own and missed dc1 so demanded to be released a night early.

JollyPurpleGiant Mon 29-Apr-13 17:45:59

Thanks everyone smile

harrygracejessica Mon 29-Apr-13 19:18:22

First was 2 nights, 2nd 24 hours but twins were In scbu and 3rd was 3 nights.

redwellybluewelly Mon 29-Apr-13 19:50:27

I'm booked for an ELCS and have been told I'll been in two nights as long as there are no complications.

Highlander Mon 29-Apr-13 21:06:53

2 nights, but only because ward was quiet. I asked for 24hr dischrge (granted).

SoulTrain Sun 05-May-13 21:20:52

Rocked up Tuesday evening, convinced baby was crowning. Had him 09:40am Wednesday, went home teatime on the Friday xxx

shallweshop Sun 05-May-13 21:24:27

First baby I was in 2 nights, second baby 1 night.

Fairylea Sun 05-May-13 21:26:09

Ermmm 6 nights.

I was supposed to be a straightforward maternal request elcs ... turned out I had undiagnosed placenta previa. Not a nice e experience! Thankfully very rare though!

Makinglists Sun 05-May-13 21:32:55

Ds2 1st C-section 2 nights had to have a c-section because of placenta previa. Initial recovery is rapid - but when you get home and try to do some 'normal' things you really notice how weak you are. That said by four weeks I was driving and by five weeks I was lugging a xmas tree across the garden centre car park (huge mistake as I ached for days).

Exhaustipated Sun 05-May-13 21:35:42

2 nights. 2nd baby, 1st c section.

Theselittlelightsofmine Sun 05-May-13 21:35:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MyDarlingYoni Mon 06-May-13 20:41:46

3 nights, Bf went perfectly still dong it now. no probs at all, much easier to concentrate on it after section than struggling in pain and shock and tired after labour. good luck!

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