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Postnatal Care (After Birth)

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.

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9C Apollo Drive, Rosedale

North Auckland

9C Apollo Drive
Auckland 0632

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Auckland 0632

This page was last updated at 11:28AM on April 21, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Leila Li - Midwife.