How long will we stay in hospital w/ circumcission? 1babylady Due December 18; 1 child; Japan 29 posts
Sep 5th '12

I'm due Dec 19th with a boy. I'm wondering how long we will have to stay in the hospital if give birth w/ no c sect, but they do a circumcission? I've heard they won't do it until 24 hours after birth to make sure he is stable, and won't let him leave another 24 hours after that? So that would be like 3 days I'm guessing? Just trying to figure out our Christmas plans lol!

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
Sep 5th '12

We were in the hospital 2 days, I think that is standard, circumcision or not....

lamr - 02-08-13-21 2 kids; Crazytown, ON, Canada 6008 posts
Sep 5th '12

I was in the hospital for 24 hrs, came back the next day fr a circ and stayed an hour.

Traci Powell 2 kids; South Carolina 2019 posts
Sep 5th '12

Circumcision is an out patient procedure usually so it shouldn't effect anything

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Los Angeles, CA, United States 8830 posts
Sep 5th '12

My boys were circed at 6 weeks, but they came home same day they had it done.

LysP 2 kids; Turner, Me, United States 10882 posts
Sep 5th '12

i was in the hospital 36 hours (since DS was born at midnight) and we had it done the second day, and left about an hour later.

Jackie Burkhart 1 child; Baltimore, MD, United States 7351 posts
Sep 5th '12

My son's circumcision was delayed a day.. He was born with a broken clavicle from being stuck. We got to leave as soon as it was done.

tinana+3 3 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 46586 posts
status Sep 5th '12

They typically will let you go once baby boy has urinated. That's all we were waiting for once we were stable enough to leave (I had fevers and he had jaundice). I had a rough emergency c-section and they waited to do his circ until his bilirubin was better.

mommy 2 McKayla&Vani Due March 2; 2 kids; newark, DE, United States 3585 posts
Sep 5th '12

I stayed 3 days. Son was in nicu 3 days. They circ'd him 4hrs before we went home. Had he not been in nicu it would have only been a 2 day stay for the both of us. Vaginal birth.

KrisTeeAndPea 1 child; Pennsylvania 463 posts
Sep 5th '12

i had my son at 1035am on a wednesday they circed him wednesday night and we left friday morning

1babylady Due December 18; 1 child; Japan 29 posts
Sep 5th '12

Thanks for the replys! I guess it differs everywhere. I'm sure I'll want to go home as soon as possible (to sleep, well try to sleep, in my own bed!). Definately going to be a fun Christmas this year

Regina Stevenson Due November 29 (twins); 1 child; Michigan 388 posts
Sep 9th '12

When I had my son I was in the hospital one full day for labor and then one full day after having him and the next day (day 3 of total visit to hospital) they circumsized him and let us go home within an hour. I mean they took him circumsized him and then his dad left to go back home and get my jeep (he has a truck) and the carseat so we could leave. The entire time he was gone I was packing and getting DS ready to go and then they said we could leave. SO it does vary from hospital to hospital I think. Good luck though its gonna be quite interesting dealing with everything of the Christmas season and a newborn at the same time.