How long did you stay in hospital for after your c-section? It’s varied for me, hugely in fact. From a lengthy first stay to an extremely short visit And I’ve come to wonder whether enhanced recovery really does work at all.
My first was 11 years ago and although it was classed as an emergency it turned out to really be nothing of the sort. Still,l my eldest was born in the early hours of the Tuesday morning, and we were told we’d be staying at least until Saturday. That’s five days, six if you count the previous day when I’d been admitted to be induced. We managed to get away on the Thursday, but only after convincing the doctor I’d be well looked after.
My second c-section was an earth shattering category one emergency, with my son being ripped from my body at lightening speed whilst I was forced under general anaesthetic. I woke up sore and confused. Numb arms. Itching body. No recollection of what had happened. This was in the early evening on the Sunday, and I was sent home on the Tuesday late afternoon. That makes it about two days. I was discharged with no pain relief and very much against my better judgement; in fact I asked to stay and was told not to be silly….