I am considering delivering at a hospital an hour away, and going there for my prenatal appointments too. There is a hospital 10 minutes from home BUT they aren't very mother\baby friendly, as in they push interventions that i consider to be bad for me and my future child :)
i'm wondering if i should just labor at home until i'm in transition and then go to the hospital here, or go to the hospital an hour away not long after i go into labor.
thanks for any (respectful) comments :) i would love to hear your good or bad experiences with traveling so far while in labor.
(i have also considered home birth btw but it's difficult in my state and would cost twice as much so i'm thinking hospital with midwives. i've done a lot of research...)
Answer by hypersquirrel at 11:39 PM on Oct. 7, 2009
My dd went to a hospital an hour away and her prenatal visits were in that same town. It wasn't bad. There is a local hospital we could have gone to if there was an emergency but it all worked out well. We kept in contact with the Labor & Delivery dept when we knew labor was close.
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