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Staying in Hospital/Birth Centre After the Birth

After the birth you will be tired and busy getting to know your new baby. Most women who have had a normal birth stay in the hospital or birth centre for 48 hours. If you have had a caesarean section, the usual hospital stay is 3-5 days. There may be an option to have your postnatal stay in a primary unit if you have given birth at hospital. Some women choose to go straight home after birth, this is called a planned early discharge. Talk to your midwife about your postnatal stay and make sure your family know what your plan is.

Contact Details

  • Nadia Pendigrast: 027 411 7500
  • Anna-Leigh Norrie: 021 262 5902
  • Jo Mendoza: 021 962 737

77 Commissariat Road
Mount Wellington
Auckland

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77 Commissariat Road
Mount Wellington
Auckland

This page was last updated at 3:25PM on June 24, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland Maternity Care.