Hi, I have worked in a hospital that trialed LDRP's. We had 6 delivery beds and 6 postpartum beds. (3 rooms with 2 beds each.)
Before the LDRPs we would have moms deliver and then they were transferred to the postpartum section which was just down the hall. Our biggest complaint on our satisfaction surveys were that dads couldnt stay the night, and well the food was right under that.
Plus just changing rooms, etc could be a hassle to some parents.
We then made our 6 delivery rooms into LDRPs. Of course this couldnt be set all the time. THe reason why is because we often needed all of our labor beds. So here is what we did, as long as census permitted the rooms were left as LDRP's. If census was high we would have to switch back to our postpartum plan. Generally for the most part it worked out fine. We also gave the parents a choice of using a postpartum room if one was open. Since they had 2 beds, one for dad to use.
This ended up working out GREAT! Moms were much happier that they could have a partner there to assist with baby and it also made dads happy that they could be there with their partner and new kiddo.
Having everything in one room was very nice. The flow of how things worked was very smooth. The hospital I am in now has the 2 seperated, but will be going to LDRPs within 2 years. (Construction.) I look forward to it.
Hope this helped.