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Recovery in the hospital after birth

Giving birth in the hospital often means that the recovery you have after the birth is going to go according to the hospital's requirements. While it is possible for some of the requirements to be altered, there are some factors from which you cannot deviate.

One of the primary concerns of the hospital staff has to be the health of you and your baby. There are instances in which the staff members might have to put your wishes aside and do what they have to do for the baby. This might be the case if your baby is struggling after birth and needs medical intervention. In that case, you might not be able to have the time you want with your baby after birth. Even if you want time with your baby, the hospital has to put your baby's health first. If they notice that there are health concerns that must be addressed and don't address those in an appropriate manner, your baby might be harmed. That could lead to claims for compensation.

Your comfort is another concern. You will likely want a bath or shower after giving birth. The nursing staff should make sure that you are able to shower or bathe. Your blood pressure is one concern when you are going to bathe or shower because hot water might cause it to drop dangerously low. The hospoital staff members should ensure that you shower or bathe under someone's supervision.

When special concerns pop up after delivery, the hospital should take care of those concerns. For this reason, you should be examined, your baby should be examined, and you should have some teaching about caring for your baby. If the hospital neglects any of these aspects of your care after birth and that neglect results in harm, you might seek compensation from the hospital.

Source: Fit Pregnancy, "What to Expect After Giving Birth in a Hospital," Christina Frank, accessed July 29, 2016

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