Right now, DS is pretty much guaranteed a several week stay in the cardiac ICU of a children's hospital immediately following birth. He will only be at the woman's hospital for a few hours after delivery before he is transferred. What's it like to recover from a birth while your LO is still in the hospital? It is a 45-60 minute drive from home.

I go for a third fetal echo in eight weeks to make sure nothing has changed and that DS still exhibits the need for heart surgery in the first few weeks of life. I will be meeting the surgeons plus care staff after that. Any questions to ask them? I already am planning to ask about pumping.