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Most people will only stay in hopsital for around 48 hours after having their baby (women who have caesarian sections usually need to stay one or two days longer). You may be able to go home earlier if you want to - some people even go home directly from the delivery suite. When you leave will reflect your needs.

Taking your new baby home

You don't need to "sign out" but you will be given a discharge talk before you leave. This will include CPR in case of emergency.

The following day your LMC will visit you at home to see how you and your baby are doing. You'll have regular home visits for 4-6 weeks.

Please remember -
You will need a car seat fitted when you take your baby home. A hospital midwife will help you to make sure that your baby is safely in his/her carseat prior to discharge