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How long will I be in the hospital after my baby is born.

How long will I be in the hospital after my baby is born.

Typically 48 hrs: A typical stay for an uncomplicated vaginal delivery is 48 hours. Patients who deliver by cesarean, will usually be discharged after 72 hours. ...Read more

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How long are cdh babies in the hospital?

How long are cdh babies in the hospital?

No Way To Predict: That question depends on too many variables to be able to provide any meaningful response. It depends on how under developed the lungs are. How complex was their particular surgery. Were there any complications? … The list goes on and on. Stay in close communication with the ICU and surgical teams. Ask lots of questions if you need to. Be patient - it is not a process that can be rushed. ...Read more

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They used preparation h in the hospital after we had babies. I didn't have hemorrhoids. What was it for?

They used preparation h in the hospital after we had babies. I didn't have hemorrhoids. What was it for?

Pregnancy and hemorr: Everyone has hemorrhoidal veins in their ano-rectal opening and pregnancy always worsens the condition which usually resolves after delivery. I would not recommend prep-h for this situation. Limiting straining, sitz baths, using good soft toilet paper, limit time on toilet, push fluids, and high fiber diet or additives would work better as would desiten ointment for symptoms of hems. ...Read more

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Why do babies need to get a hep b vaccine in the hospital and not later on in life when it is safer?

Why do babies need to get a hep b vaccine in the hospital and not later on in life when it is safer?

To Save Lives: To prevent the rare case of neonatal hepatitis b, which may be deadly or cause permanent liver disease. And who says it is less safe to give an infant the vaccine. Safety is there for all ages. ...Read more

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During birth my babies heart beat went up, so my ob decided to get her out ASAP. Within 20mins I had delivered her but she stayed in the hospital care for the next 5 days with tachycardia. Resting rate around 200 and spiking around 240-250. We had a lot o

During birth my babies heart beat went up, so my ob decided to get her out ASAP. Within 20mins I had delivered her but she stayed in the hospital care for the next 5 days with tachycardia. Resting rate around 200 and spiking around 240-250. We had a lot o

Question cut off: I'm sorry;however your question got cut off before it got to the actual question. Please ask again with less text or reach out to a physician through healthtap prime for a more thorough and individualized discussion. ...Read more

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Can they test all babies born in hospitals at birth?

Can they test all babies born in hospitals at birth?

Yes!: The newborn screening is universal for all babies to test for various disorders that may be present at birth. Most of the problems screened for can be very serious if not addressed early in life. ...Read more

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If something shows up from my babies heel prick test, when should I expect to be notified by the hospital?

If something shows up from my babies heel prick test, when should I expect to be notified by the hospital?

Depends: In my state newborns are screened before hospital discharge & at ~2wk. The lab has usually contacted me at about a week for a worrisome screening test with a request for further studies.The first screening may not pick up on all issues so the second test is also important.The job of notification generally falls on the attending dr not the hospital. ...Read more

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How long will my baby be in the hospital after birth since I've been on 70 mg of methadone daily?

How long will my baby be in the hospital after birth since I've been on 70 mg of methadone daily?

So many answers: Best to address this with the pediatrician - it really depends so much on how your baby is tolerating things, if withdrawing and if so, how badly. Ask your baby's doc to get clearer answers. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are you in the hospital longer when you have appendicitis than when you have a baby?

I'm wondering why are you in the hospital longer when you have appendicitis than when you have a baby?

Depends: Depends on how serious the infection was from the appendicitis and how long intravenous antibiotics are needed. With laparoscopic appendix surgery, many can go home same or next day. Open surgery or more extensive infection would cause a longer hospital stay. ...Read more