Did your baby room in with you or stay in the nursery?

Most hospitals these days encourage that your baby stay in your room with you after birth. Some hospital don't even have healthy baby nurseries any more.

Rooming in allows your to breastfeeding on demand, learn your baby's cues, and for your baby to learn about you. You can also learn to sleep when your baby sleeps. Rooming in allows you to be confident in your baby's care before you go home from the hospital.

Three of my babies went to the NICU so they didn't get to room in but my last baby got to room in with me and it was wonderful. I the childbirth classes I teach I encourage rooming in.

Did your baby room in with you or stay in the nursery?

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4Katie
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    04/28/14
    He stayed with me. He pretty much nursed non stop so it was just easier. I couldn't imagine him not with me. They offered to come take him if I needed a break but I never had them. I just wanted to look at him for about the first month. Lol
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    04/28/14
    Not that we were in the hospital for a month lol but that's about how long it took my to stop staring at him like he wasn't real :-)
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      04/28/14
      Kaitlyn stayed in the room with us the entire time. She never left either mine or my husband's sight. Others mentioned we should send her to the nursery to get a little sleep, though considering I could not get comfy enough to sleep, it did not matter that she was there. My husband slept a fair amount; I even had to call the nurse to get Kaitlyn for me when she was crying since I could not get him to wake up and was difficult for me to move. I only wish I could sleep so heavy!
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        08/07/14
        My daughter stayed with me, I was paranoid and wouldn't let her out of my sight, I also slept with her right near my bed with my hand on her.
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