Just wanted to get a few opinions on the 'hospital stay'.
As this is my second baby and I sailed through the first one with no problems with feeding etc etc I have come to the decision that if all is well, I am not staying in hospital longer then the minimum time of about 10 hours, or 1 night at the most.
My reason behind this is because with my first, I stayed the 3 days. Those 3 days were absolute hell! I was in a room with one other lady and she was very inconsiderate.
I was told that when bubs wakes in the middle of the night, if you cant settle them to feed etc pretty quickly then to hop up and move into the lounge area so you dont disturb anyone else. Fair enough I thought.
But noooooooo this lady had problems trying to get her bubs to feed and settle (which I understand that some people do have trouble) but she would remain in her bed until the baby was screaming, then the mid wifes would come in and flick on lights and talk etc. After they finally got her bubs back to sleep and all was quiet, Julia would wake for her feed so for 3 days I had no sleep and ended up exhausted.
I would much prefer to be at home in my own surroundings and in my own bed of a night. I dont think I could stand looking at the same four walls of a hospital room for 3 days.
I do not want to go through this again and I was wondering if anyone else had the same type of experience and wasnt planning on staying in hospital.
Julia (14yrs), Cooper (6yrs) & Amarlia (14 months)