Most Women Leave The Hospital Too Soon After Giving Birth
The World Health Organization says a majority of women don't spend enough time recovering in the hospital after childbirth.By Ben Lawson | March 10, 2016
Most women don't stay in the hospital long enough after giving birth to receive quality postnatal care.
That's according to a report from the World Health Organization. It recommends that women stay in the hospital for at least 24 hours after a vaginal birth and 72 hours after cesarean-section delivery.
The WHO report says the numbers vary depending on the region, but up to 83 percent of women aren't staying long enough after vaginal deliveries, and 75 percent are leaving too soon after a C-section delivery.