If you have your baby at a birth center, depending on the birth center and you probably will be there for an average of three to nine hours following the delivery. Every birth center is going to have different protocols, different expectations for their postpartum mothers and also their babies and so some birth centers are going to let you out maybe two or three hours after you have your baby. Others might keep you for eight or nine and it depends not only on the birth center but also on the mother and how the delivery went, how the baby is doing, following the delivery. If the mother may be is having some bleeding or some cramping or any kind of problem, they’re going to keep you a little bit longer just to keep you for observation. Make sure you and the baby are okay, but if the delivery goes well and the mother and the baby are fine, you should be home in a few hours after your delivery.