Length of stay for c-sections? - page 2

I had a very frustrating experience today and could use some input! Where I work, the average stay for a c-section is 3 days (day of, day 1, day 2, day 3). However, it isn't uncommon for a pt to... Read More

  1. by   mother/babyRN
    Way to go Heather...Maybe the doc has some deal with the insurance company of a kickback nature. I have had 3 c/s and in my opinion, a primip needs 4 days to be educated and multips just need some time for recuperation before going home.....Good for you! This must be a male doc...Obviously not someone who actually knows what they are talking about. Ok, probably he does, but doesn't seem like a real advocate for women or families for that matter. Actually, in the long run, you might be surprised to find that you are supported for your decision to be an advocate and stand up to the powers that be. A measure of respect as it were.....
  2. by   Debbielynn
    Heather, I had my son 19 years ago by c-section. I went in on a Monday around noon and left the hospital on Sunday. I don't know if this had anything to do with the fact they screwed up on my son (no one knew anything then) and he is now mentally retarded, but that is a whole nother Oprah show discussion. I say pat your self on your back. You did good gurl.
  3. by   obtnt
    I had 3 c/s; one in 86, 89, 92. I "lost" a days stay with each one, as the "rules" changed. My first child spent 7 wks in NICU on a vent, the 2nd stayed 2 days and the third one actually came to recovery with me and went home on time!!! I too am appalled that we are dumped out for the sole purpose of "saving money" and I know for a fact that doctors wives stay until they are READY and that is usually not related to their condition or their child's! It won't stop until there is a string of deaths related to this. We now send pts home 36 hrs after a c/s unless there is VERY SERIOUS complication with the MOTHER NOT THE BABY! Only when men have babies will things change. We have to continue to be pt advocates in the mean time no matter what that means to our personal relationships with drs. They take care of their own, we take care of the others!!!!