After birth, you will stay at the hospital for 3 to 4 days for a normal vaginal delivery, and 5 to 6 days for a caesarian section. Back home, do not hesitate to ask your midwife to come and visit, to check everything is fine for you and baby (feeding, weight…). It is also a good opportunity to ask all of the questions you may have as parents of a newborn.
It is also possible to be discharged from the hospital earlier after birth. In this situation you need to have organised your discharge with your maternity and your midwife who will come to your place for medical check ups for you and your baby.
Visits at your place up to 12 days after the birth. 100% funded by the National Health Service (Sécurité Sociale). No medical prescription needed.