first separation anxiety…..

You may wonder where baby sleeps while you are recovering.  They have a nursery in the hospital with great nurses who take care of baby for you.

I will warn you that this is one of the hardest things to do in the world.  You need to sleep so USE IT!!!!! you won’t have this luxury at home, especially if you are breastfeeding.  Its all down to you once you get home so don’t feel bad, don’t feel guilty.  It is there to ensure that YOU get some rest.

The hardest mental battle is you wondering if you are a bad mother by asking for them to take the baby to the nursery.  Once you admit that you need rest it will become easier.

They will know if you wish to breast or bottle feed and they will bring baby to you on a regular schedule.  I manage to get 3 hours sleep at a time.  It was sorely needed.  I also had people come in to check my temperature and uterus height.  This was the really gross part.  There will be some quite moderate bleeding that will last some time.  The nurses need to make sure that the uterus is voiding blood and keep an eye on the amount.  To do this they roll their hand down your tummy over your uterus.  It is a little uncomfortable and pretty disgusting as you feel the blood gush out.  It is only done about 4 or 5 times and then when they are satisfied they will stop.

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2 Responses to “first separation anxiety…..”

  1. Sarah Morris says:

    Wow its interesting to hear how it all goes in the USA. We don’t have nuresrys over here in the UK you are just left to it, and as I’ve had to c-sections its pretty hard dealing with major abdominal surgery and then having to take care of your baby at the same time! I think I would have recovered much quicker if I had been left to sleep and recover a bit more :)

    • sarah says:

      really!!!!!!! wow! gosh I guess I have been well and truly spoilt! It was such a sweet little room to go to, seeing all the little babies lined up in their little plastic cribs. They were so great.
      You are a braver lady than me for having the C Sections. That was my biggest fear. Luckily I didn’t have any.

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