How long after birth do they discharge you?
If you think you’d like to be discharged sooner than 24 hours after giving birth, talk to your provider about it before you go into labor. If you opt for an early discharge, you’ll need to take your baby to see a doctor within two or three days after leaving the hospital.
What are the postpartum discharge instructions for mothers?
Shower as often as you like, but avoid tub baths or swimming until after your postpartum checkup. There should be nothing placed in the vagina until after your postpartum checkup. This means no tampons, douching or intercourse (sex). Make your follow-up appointment for about six weeks after delivery.
What criteria should be met in order to clear a newborn for discharge?
Normal and stable vital signs for at least 12h prior to discharge; axillary temperature between 36.5 and 37.4°C, respiratory rate below 60bpm and no other signs of respiratory distress and an awake heart rate of 100–160bpm.
Can I leave the hospital right after giving birth?
History of Childbirth Hospital Stays By 1996, most states and the U.S. Congress passed laws to ensure a woman could stay in the hospital 48 hours after an uncomplicated vaginal birth and 96 hours after an uncomplicated cesarean section.
Why does it smell down there after birth?
Vaginal blood loss is often associated with a slight metallic smell. This might continue for six to eight weeks after childbirth. This is the stuff your uterus keeps shedding after birth. But if the mild odor smells strong and foul, it could be due to an infection or tears in your vagina during the birthing process.
Why do you have to wait 40 days after giving birth?
There is some evidence that it may be best to wait three weeks. When the placenta comes out it leaves a wound in the uterus which takes time to heal. The blood vessels in this wound close up naturally by the blood clotting and the vessels themselves shrinking, but this takes at least three weeks.
Is it normal to have smelly discharge after birth?
Lochia (vaginal discharge) Lochia is the vaginal discharge you have after a vaginal delivery. It has a stale, musty odor like menstrual discharge. Lochia for the first 3 days after delivery is dark red in color. A few small blood clots, no larger than a plum, are normal.
Why does my postpartum discharge smell?
Can a baby born at 33 weeks go home?
Although there can be risks and complications, the survival rate of premature babies born at 33 weeks is 98%. Though the chance of survival is high, if your baby is born at 33 weeks there are some risks and health problems that you might want to be aware of that could affect them.