If a first time mother has stayed in hospital for 3 to 4 nights, she will be feeling stronger than if she was immediately discharged. On the other hand, if she is discharged after one night’s stay, she might be feeling vulnerable.
It is a special moment for the parents to leave the hospital and most mothers would prefer to settle in at home first and then have the Maternity Nurse arrive. On the other hand, you could arrive at the house and be asked to work on opening all the equipment and/or organise the nursery if it hasn’t already been done.
Each pregnancy, birth and appointment will be different, so it will depend on the circumstances.