​When your surgery has been completed you will then be taken to the post-anesthesia recovery room where you will be monitored for 45 minutes to 1 hour to ensure you are recovering as planned.

If your baby requires urgent medical attention, your baby’s nurse will take him or her to the resuscitation room together with the pediatrician to provide appropriate care.

If your doctor should have any concerns about your baby, he/she may need to remain in the infant resuscitation room for a longer period of time for observation; otherwise, the baby will stay with you during your recovery in a cot by your bedside.

Once stable, a nurse or midwife will bring him or her to you so you can start skin to skin contact and breastfeeding.

If specialized care is required, your baby will be transferred to the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).

Once your baby is with you, we will encourage you to place him/her on your chest for skin to skin contact for as long as you can. This keeps your baby warm and helps you both to bond. This skin contact can help with breast feeding as newborns instinctively have a heightened sense of smell, so placing your baby skin-to-skin helps your baby to seek out the nipple and begin breastfeeding. If skin-to-skin contact is not possible, your baby will be kept in a cot in the same room until you are transferred to the post labor ward.
When you are considered fit, you will be transferred with your baby to the Post-Natal ward. There, you and your baby will be cared for by a dedicated nurse, helping you with your recovery and offering any breastfeeding support should you need it.

The usual hospital stay after a cesarean section is 48 to 72 hours (2 to 3 days).