After giving birth to a boy in the hospital you usually stay for 48 hours to make sure you're healthy as well as the baby is healthy afterwards.
The hospital wants to make sure the baby and yourself will have no other health issues after the birth and usually as long as the baby is healthy you can take the baby home within 48 hours of giving birth.
However in some rare cases the baby may need to stay in the hospital for up to 72 hours.
But if the birth of the baby went okay and the baby was born full term and healthy you can expect to go home with your newborn baby boy or girl within 48 hours.
Girls usually go home from the hospital within 24 hours but boys usually stay a bit longer in the hospital after being born.
If you have a straightforward vaginal birth in a public hospital or birthing center, you'll probably go home within 24 hours.
A midwife might visit you at home.
If you have your baby in a private hospital, you might be able to stay longer, if you want to.
After an uncomplicated vaginal delivery, you'll likely stay in the hospital for 24 to 48 hours.
You'll need to rest and wait for any anesthesia to wear off.
And your healthcare provider will want to monitor you and your baby for the first day or so to make sure no problems develop.
If you've had a C-section, your stay will be three to four days in most cases.
If you are experiencing any kind of medical complication, you should expect to stay longer.