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Table 5 Postnatal length of stay by parity and method of birth

From: Individualised, flexible postnatal care: a feasibility study for a randomised controlled trial

  ≤ 12 hours 12-24 hours 24-48 hours 48-72 hours >72 hours >96 hours
  n % n % n % n % n % n %
First baby (n = 75) 3 4.0 4 5.3 16 21.3 16 21.3 22 29.3 14 18.7
Subsequent baby (n = 32) 2 6.3 8 25.0 6 18.8 8 25.0 5 15.6 9 9.4
Vaginal birth (n = 79) 5 6.3 12 15.2 21 26.6 22 27.9 12 15.1 7 8.9
Caesarean birth (n = 28) 0 - 0 - 1 3.6 2 7.1 15 53.6 10 35.7
All births n = 107 5 4.7 12 11.1 22 20.6 24 22.4 27 25.3 17 15.9