Length of Stay: How long will I be in the hospital when I have my baby? What happens when I am discharged?
For vaginal births, the average length of stay is two nights. For Cesarean births, plan for at least one more night's stay in the hospital.
Physicians try to make early visits on the day of discharge so that patients can leave the hospital by 11 a.m. All required lab work must be completed for both mom and baby, including the baby's hearing screen, newborn screening (PKU) test, and any other tests or immunizations that your baby's doctor has ordered, and the baby's birth certificate form must be completed and signed.
All babies should be discharged from the hospital in a car seat.