How long did you stay in the hospital?

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How long did you stay in the hospital?
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Tue, 04-08-2003 - 8:19pm
Hi,

For my last c/s, I went in Monday afternoon (unscheduled c/s due to low fluid and breech) and went home Friday afternoon. I was having a lot of spiky fevers and then freezing for several days. This may have been due to heavy blood loss during c/s or perhaps just hormonal. I'm just wondering if that is a typical hospital stay. I'm scheduled for another c/s at 38w (mid-May) and wondering what to expect. I have a phone call into the hospital patient info person to ask. I'm worried b/c this hospital has very few private rooms and I can't imagine sharing a room w/ a stranger for 5days,4nights. I've seen on other boards where people were in the hospital for 3days but not sure if that were actual days or nights.

thanks!

sybil 32w5d

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Tue, 04-08-2003 - 8:23pm
I think that seems typical. I actually stayed from Thursday afternoon, til about noon Sunday, but I was really pushing to get out. If your recovery goes well, you can probably ask for an early release.
Cthulu Crochet

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Wed, 04-09-2003 - 11:04am
I had my c/s at 2:30 AM on a Wednesday (unplanned, obviously ;) and I went home late Saturday morning. I had a slight fever the first day, they didn't take out my IV until Friday morning (at 4AM). My only other problem was that my intestines didn't start working again until Friday afternoon, and they didn't want me to leave the hospital until I had at least passed some gas.

So, 3 nights altogether, if you don't count the early morning Wednesday as a separate night.

HTH,

Amy

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Wed, 04-09-2003 - 11:13am
I was admitted Thursday Feb 7th at 11pm, had my emergency C-section Friday at 3 (Evan was born at 3:29pm), and was released about 1pm on the Monday.

Melissa, Evan (Feb 8/02) and Baby (edd Dec 1st)

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Wed, 04-09-2003 - 1:08pm
I stayed in for 4 nights, 5 days with my son, and 4 days, 3 nights with my daughter. I had a private room the entire time with my son, but only the last night with my daughter (different hospitals) My daughter's hospital had very few private rooms, but fortunatley they weren't busy when I had her so I had a shared room to my self the first two nights, and a private room the last night (when it became available)

Hope that helps!

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Wed, 04-09-2003 - 5:18pm
Try to pick a day when they won't be busy--don't schedule your c/s for the night of a full moon! ;)

OK, it's just an urban legend but you never know, it may be true that that's when they're busiest!

Amy

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Thu, 04-10-2003 - 4:41pm
THANK you everyone for your responses!!! Hopefully I can get away with 3 nights unless its a private room then I don't mind so much!

sybil