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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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Come in the main entrance past the Glasshouse Cafe and you will find us at the end of the corridor. Parking pay and display in the carpark yellow spaces.

NorthMed
14/3 Akoranga Drive
Northcote
Auckland 0627

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NorthMed
14/3 Akoranga Drive
Northcote
Auckland 0627

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The Cottage Midwives
NorthMed
14/3 Akoranga Drive
Northcote
Auckland 0627

This page was last updated at 12:17PM on December 3, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by The Cottage Midwives.