How Long Was Your Hospital Stay?
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|Wed, 11-14-2012 - 1:49pm|
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some women who deliver by cesarean section may be able to check out of the hospital the next day without raising their risk of problems, a small new study suggests.
The findings come from a clinical trial in Malaysia, where 360 women were randomly assigned to go home either one or two days after having a C-section. Both groups were equally satisfied with their care, and the women who were discharged sooner seemed to have no more problems with breastfeeding or mental well-being.
Those results, reported in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, don't mean that hospitals should start kicking women out the day after a C-section, researchers say.
Interesting! How long was your hospital stay after you had your c-section? Do you feel you were there too long? Too short? Just about the right amount of time?