Duration of stay

Your stay will usually be 2 to 3 days following a vaginal delivery and 4 to 5 days after a caesarean section. It depends on your state of health and that of your child. Following a delivery without complications, you may be able to return home after only 48 hours.

In the case of an outpatient birth without complications, you can return home a few hours after the birth of your baby, with the appropriate help and support at home of an independent midwife.

After a cesarean section

You gave birth by caesarean section. After the caesarean section, you will be transferred to intermediate care for close observation. Your baby will accompany you for breastfeeding and so it can be near you (unless the baby’s state of health requires special monitoring in neonatology). If the check-ups turn out to be normal, you will be transferred a few hours later with your baby to your postpartum room.

Lors d'un accouchement, la péridurale est une technique d’anesthésie qui vise à atténuer, voire abolir, les sensations douloureuses des contractions. Cette vidéo s’adresse aux femmes enceintes qui souhaitent s’informer sur cette technique et sa mise en place.

Sécurité et bien-être de la femme et de l'enfant sont les maîtres-mots qui vont accompagner le déroulement de l'accouchement à la maternité des Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève