Mothers are typically discharged home approximately 24 hours after giving birth if there were no complications.
Mothers who have had a cesarean section birth generally stay 2 to 3 days. All mothers receive a newborn feeding plan and resource list during their hospital stay. Time of discharge is determined by how well mother and baby are doing.
All mothers are screened to assess their need for follow-up in the Healthy Baby, Healthy Children program offered by Public Health departments. This program provides additional support to mothers who have an identified need.
Remember to bring your car seat to the hospital before you are ready to go home. By law, all babies must be in safety approved car seats whenever they are in a car. If you do not have a car, it is still recommended that you have a car seat because you will probably travel in a car or taxi at some point in time.