How Long Would Women Stay At The Hospital After Birth?

How long would women stay at the hospital after birth? When it comes to giving birth, it has been reported in the CDC that in 1981, American women were averaging nearly 4 days in hospital recovery after birth. But an increase in health care costs has forced this number down. (It’s always money, isn’t it?)

To prevent that number from dipping too far down in the US, Congress passed the Newborns’ and Mothers’ Health Protection Act in 1996, requiring insurers to cover at least 48 hours of hospital stay for complication-free vaginal deliveries and 96 hours for c-sections. On a global scale, the World Health Organization recommends women remain hospitalized for 24 hours after a vaginal birth.

In Singapore, we have plenty of options as to how one wants to give birth – in a private or a public hospital, and the hospital stay normally varies from a night to two nights.

There has been a study conducted to talk more about how long do women stay at the hospital after birth. Might not be the most interesting to read, but definitely something fun to know!

  1. Cesarean-section mode of delivery was independently and consistently associated with longer lengths of stay, and had the largest effect size.
  2. Deliveries with other need-related factors (twins or triplets, lower birthweight, or an index child who died before or on the discharge day) were independently and consistently associated with longer lengths of stay.
  3. Deliveries where infants died after discharge were associated with shorter average stays and more stays that were too short in the crude means and proportions, but the pattern reversed, such that death after discharge was associated with longer stays (although not always statistically significantly), once country was adjusted for. This reversal of the direction of association was because, on average, countries with higher infant mortality—and hence higher post-discharge mortality—had shorter lengths of stay.How Long Would Women Stay At The Hospital After Birth Map

    There’s a picture of the world map with regions documenting the length of hospital stays.

  4. Additionally, women whose newborns were wanted stayed longer (and were less likely to stay too short) than those whose pregnancies were mistimed or unwanted.How Long Would Women Stay At The Hospital After Birth?

    So as new mothers, women don’t typically spend a lot of time in the hospital after birth. But they do spend a lot of time learning a lot of things while they’re newly hospitalised, like how to breastfeed, how to manage their baby and how to take care of their baby in the first few months.

    And as a good friend/fellow parent, you’re all about making his/her life better, right? So we’ll tell you the perfect gift – A Diapercake!

    So… “How long would women stay at the hospital after birth….?” It wouldn’t matter so much because they’re made extra comfortable with your loving thoughts and gifts.

    A tight, warm swaddling blanket, comfortable romper and a matching pair of shoes…. they’re light, presentable, beautiful and welcome for any baby shower, and of course, the birth of a new loved one.

Baby Gifts That Won’t Stink

Baby Gifts And Baby Poop
We hope we didn’t open with a stink. To discover the baby gift out of all baby gifts, keep reading.

When you’re a parent for the first time, it’s natural to get worried and anxious about the littlest of things, because you have had no prior experience with child rearing whatsoever. The last time you were a baby was 20-30 years ago, and at gatherings with babies, you’ve rarely had to deal with the stinky parts of taking care of babies – like a smelly diaper or likewise.

Baby poop can constitute almost all the colours of a rainbow, some of which can be worrying. With all that poop, what else goes along with it?

Diapers, of course!

Cost Of Disposable Diapers:

Disposable diapers cost about $62.50 per month, $750 per year, or $1,500 over the full time a child is in diapers.

 For these calculations, let’s assumed that a family needs about 60 diapers a week. That number will be higher for newborns and lower for toddlers. The best-selling disposable diapers on the two top-selling websites for disposable diapers cost from $.17 to $.31 each. This averages to $.24 per diaper. Disposable diapers will cost about $1,500 for the average child for two years in disposable diapers, or about $62.50 a month.

Being new parents can surely be tough on the wallet, so you know you’re a good friend or family member if when you were invited to their baby shower, or even as a simple act of goodwill, out of all the baby gifts to give, you thought of a DIAPER CAKE.

Diaper Cake Baby Gifts

A Diaper Cake contains disposable diapers, baby shoes, a soft toy, a romper, a bib, a blanket and a pair of socks. One of the better and more practical baby gifts you could hope to give.

Lovingly assembled and quickly delivered to you when you need it, never be at a loss and never worry about giving a bad gift at a baby shower ever again.

A Baby Hamper Can Solve Such Problems.

A baby hamper can solve all or most of the common problems faced in life.

1. Nothing to talk about.
We’ve all had days where even the simplest topic like the weather is too boring to talk about. Not that clouds and sun are the most interesting elements of the world to begin with, but generally, the weather does provide for something to talk about.

A baby hamper can give them something to talk about.

Holding a baby hamper elaborately stuffed with all things cute yet practical (Like a Diapercake!) means your conversation can become something like this:

Friend: What’s that you’re holding? It’s so soft and cute! I almost want to put it to my face.
Me: You’re not the lucky recipient, it’s for……… (inserts name here)

A conversation about the lucky baby recipient ensues and everybody knows a conversation about babies can go on non stop (like a baby’s babble!)

2. Nothing to wear

This probably wouldn’t solve your cries of “There’s nothing to wear!” (when you just shopped 2 weeks ago) but it would solve your baby’s cries for nothing to wear (literally) A baby hamper can be customised to your needs, so fill it up with onesies (read our recent post on Top Baby Items) and other adorable, yet practical clothing items for the little one to wear and re-wear.

3. Nothing suitable to use
New mothers mostly end up with many things they don’t really need – like a bunch of soft toys, for example. Soft toys are great for decorating up a baby’s nursery and add plenty of colour and make a kid’s room look very cheerful and pleasant, but they’re not really useful.
A baby hamper would make a welcome addition among the soft toys.

Fill up your baby hamper with products that the new mother will actually use – nipple cream, creams gentle on the baby’s skin, a small tin of milk powder possibly, and most importantly, diapers!

4. Nothing suitable to give

Ever received an invitation for a baby shower and not known what to give? Don’t turn up empty handed nor turn up with yet another red packet, but give a Diapercake instead.

It’s a gift everyone would love to receive – blankets of your choice cutely stacked on top of each other to make a 2 tier cake surrounded with other practical items of your choice. So be the different one from your group of friends, and let your useful gift be remembered in months to come as the new mother uses item after item from the Diapercake. All Diapercakes can be customised to meet each person’s different need and budget, so don’t worry about not finding something.

10 REALLY, REALLY Weird Baby Shower Gifts

Baby Showers – a warm, close gathering of family and friends as they celebrate the arrival of the newborn, each taking turns to congratulate, cradle and care for the baby.
As your eyes glance over the baby’s head, it lands upon the pile of presents guests have lovingly brought to the party.
There’s one that catches your eye and freezes your gaze, for all the wrong reasons!
Here’s a few Really Weird Baby Shower Gifts that could do just that.

 

  1. Pole Dance Doll – Weird Baby Shower Gift

Pole Dancing Doll - Weird Baby Shower Gift

Pole Dancing Doll – Weird Baby Shower Gift


Barbie dolls, rag dolls, Disney Princess dolls all have their rightful throne on a daughter’s shelf. They are main characters of each girl’s make-believe stories in her head, and they all have adventures and regal jobs worthy of telling stories of over and over again. So does this Pole Dance doll! It deserves its own story, character and adventure. Don’t you think? Or not.

Fortunately, it’s no longer available at retail, so there’s no chance your daughter might receive this.
See: Tesco Condemned For Selling Pole Dancing Toy

  1. Molly, the baby you can shave

Molly - The Doll You Can Shave - Weird Baby Shower Gift

Molly – The Doll You Can Shave – Weird Baby Shower Gift

 

Remember Britney Spears and her meltdown where she shaved all her hair? Maybe this is a baby prelude to that.

 

  1. Potty Ride On Toy

Baby Potty On Wheels

Baby Potty On Wheels

 

You get to ride and pee at the same time….! Sounds fun and convenient… but we all know that’s a recipe for disaster.

For something safer, Amazon has a range of Riding Pottys without wheels here.

  1. Burberry Baby Touch Perfume

Burberry Baby Touch Purfume

Burberry Baby Touch Purfume

 

Your baby will grow up tackling thousands of advertisers’ messages and products yelling “BUY ME!” in time to come. And never have you heard of anyone choosing Burberry over an innocent baby’s natural smell, so don’t you be the first.

If you still insist though, it is available at Burberry’s Online Store.

  1. Birthing Doll – Weird Baby Shower Gift

Birthing Doll - Yes! That Doll Is Giving Birth

Birthing Doll – Yes! That Doll Is Giving Birth

 

Perfect way to teach children about the birds and the bees. Or scare them into not talking about said topic for a long time.
How’s that for a really weird baby shower gift?

 

  1. Baby Toupée

Baby Toupees

Baby Toupees

 

Parents all want their children to stand out and there’s nothing more outstanding than a baby with…. toupees.
If this isn’t a really weird baby shower gift, I don’t know what is.

 

  1.  Sperm Earrings

Sperm Earrings

Sperm Earrings


It’s one way to stand out from the crowd, and another to start…. and stop conversations.
They are available on Etsy if you still want them.

 

  1. Fisher Price Apptivity Seat.

Fisher Price Apptivity Seat for Babies

Fisher Price Apptivity Seat for Babies

Now the newborn can just be as technology-dependent as the rest of us!

Available on Amazon: Fisher Price Apptivity Seat

  1. Baby’s Poop Alarm

Baby's Poop Alarm

Baby’s Poop Alarm

 

Wouldn’t the smell be alarming enough?

 

  1. Chill Baby Lil Lager Baby Bottle

Baby Beer Bottle for Milk

Baby Beer Bottle for Milk

A baby bottle that looks like a bottle of alcohol but actually contains milk.
Start’em young baby!
Available @ Fred & Friends!

 

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1 Tier Pink Gund Bear Diaper Cake For Baby Jodie by Diaper Cakes Baby Gifts Singapore

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A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on..

Here’s a cute baby gift, 1-Tier GUND Bear Diaper Cake Baby Gift for Baby Jodie. Happy parenting,  Mummy Shi hua and  Daddy Brandon!

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This 1-Tier Diaper Cake consists of the following:

– 18 pcs M Size Diapers Huggies Total Protection Diapers 

– 1 Receiving Blanket

– 1 Pair Prewalker Shoes – Baby Gifts Singapore

– 1 Baby Bib – Baby Gifts Singapore

– 1 GUND Pink Slopes Bear Soft Toy Cake Topper

Personalized with pretty ribbons and Baby Jodie’s name and wrapped in our 46cm tall purple & white gift box.

Thank you Veni for your support!

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Have a practically perfect baby gift for your special one now!

Same day delivery for all Diaper Cake Baby Gifts Singapore are available as well.

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2 Tier Pink Care Bear “Daddy Loves Me” Diaper Cake For Baby Arion

By Diaper Cakes Singapore

When you have a baby, love is automatic.

Here’s a beautiful baby gift, 2-tier Pink Sakura Care Bear Diaper Cake for Baby Arion!

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This 2-tier Diaper Cake consists of the following:

– 25 pcs Huggies M size Disposable Diapers

– 1 Long Sleeved Carters “Daddy Loves Me” Romper

– 1 Pair Socks

– 1 Receiving Blanket

– 1 Pair Leather Tiara Prewalker Shoes

– 1 Baby Bib

– 1 Pink Sakura Care Bear Soft Toy Cake Topper

Personalized with pretty ribbon and baby Arion’s name and wrapped in 46cm white and purple premium gift box.

Thank you Cherrie for your support!

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A cute and memorable baby gift is possible with Diaper Cakes. Have a practically perfect baby gift for your special one now!

Same day delivery available as well. Contact +65 9766 0661.

Brilliant Baby Gift! 2-Tier Mickey Mouse Themed Diaper Cake For Baby Coen!

By Diaper Cakes Singapore

The jewel of the sky is the sun, the jewel of the house is the babies.

Here’s a gentle baby gift, 2-tier Mickey Mouse Diaper Cake for Baby Coen! 

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This 2-tier Diaper Cake consists of the following:

– 25 pcs M Size Huggies Total Protection Diapers

– 1 Mickey Mouse Long Sleeved Romper

– 1 Pair Mickey Mouse Socks

– 1 Receiving Blanket

– 1 Pair Disney Mickey Mouse Prewalker Shoes

– 1 Baby Bib

– 1 Mickey Mouse Soft Toy Cake Topper

Personalized with pretty ribbon and Baby Coen’s name and wrapped in 46cm white and purple premium gift box.

Thank you Regine for your support!

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A cute and memorable baby gift is possible with Diaper Cakes. Have a practically perfect baby gift for your special one now!

Same day delivery available as well. Contact +65 9766 0661 or contact@diapercakes.sg

2 Tier “I LOVE KISSES” Pink Care Bear Diaper Cake For Baby Janelle

By Diaper Cakes Singapore

Babies should be classified as an antidepressant. It’s pretty hard to be in bad mood around newborn baby.

Here’s a superb cute baby gift, 2-tier Pink Sakura Care Bear Diaper Cake for Baby Janelle! Happy parenting, Mummy Cindy!

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This 2-tier Diaper Cake consists of the following:

– 25 pcs Huggies M size Disposable Diapers

– 1 Long Sleeved Carters “I Love Kisses” Romper

– 1 Pair Socks

– 1 Receiving Blanket

– 1 Pair Tiara Leather Prewalker Shoes

– 1 Baby Bib

– 1 Pink Sakura Care Bear Soft Toy Cake Topper

Personalized with pretty ribbon and baby Janelle’s name and wrapped in 46cm white and purple premium gift box.

Thank you Jacklyn for your support!

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A cute and memorable baby gift is possible with Diaper Cakes. Have a practically perfect baby gift for your special one now!

Same day delivery available as well. Contact +65 9766 0661.

It’s a Boy, What a Joy! 1 Tier Gund Bear Diaper Cake For Baby Asher

By Diaper Cakes Singapore

A baby’s love could simply be one of the most beautiful sounds in the world. 

Here’s a customized 1-Tier Teddy Bear “It’s a Boy” Diaper Cake as a kind baby gift for welcoming Baby Asher arrival!

Happy parenting, Mummy Jessica!

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This 1-Tier Mickey Mouse Diaper Cake consists of the following:

– 18 pcs M Size Diapers Huggies Total Protection Diapers 

– 1 Receiving Blanket

– 1 Pair Mickey Mouse Prewalker Shoes

– 1 Carters Baby Bib

– 1 x 8″ GUND Teddy Bear Soft Toy Cake Topper

Personalized with pretty ribbons and Baby Asher’s name and wrapped in our 46cm tall purple & white gift box.

Thank you Pearl for your support!

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A cute and memorable baby gift is possible with Diaper Cakes. Have a practically perfect baby gift for your special one now!

Same day delivery available as well. Contact +65 9766 0661.

2 Tier Tigger “I’m What All The Fuss Is About” Diaper Cake For Baby Tate

By Diaper Cakes Singapore

The jewel of the sky is the sun, the jewel of the house is the baby.

Here’s a handsome 2-tier Tigger Diaper Cake for Baby Tate. Congratulations to Mummy Sharron Foong!

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This 2-tier Diaper Cake consists of the following:

– 25 pcs M Size Huggies Total Protection Diapers

– 1 Short Sleeved  “I’m What All The Fuss Is About” Romper

– 1 Pair Mother Care Socks

– 1 Receiving Blanket

– 1 Pair Tigger Prewalker Shoes

– 1 Tuxedo Baby Bib

– 1 Tigger Soft Toy Cake Topper

Personalized with Baby Tate’s name and wrapped in 46cm white and purple premium gift box.

Thank you Rachel Foong for your support!

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A cute and memorable baby gift is possible with Diaper Cakes. Have a practically perfect baby gift for your special one now!

Same day delivery available as well. Contact +65 9766 0661.