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Old 06-05-2011, 07:01 PM   #11
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I live in northeast alabama and am traveling to Chattanooga Tennessee for my birth. It is an hour and a half drive for us, IF there is no traffic problems. I go that far so that I can have a midwife, but be in a hospital. Alabama does not have that option. I love it in Tennessee. They treat you like a person, not an animal. I am able to labor how I want. My DH is really nervous that we might not make it, but I am not. ALL of my labors have been LONG and it takes me forever to dilate, so I do not see how this one will be different. As of now, I am at 3cm with mild, irregular contractions. I go for my next checkup this thursday, if I make it til then! LOL

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Old 06-05-2011, 09:02 PM   #12
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Re: Anyone who had to travel to get to your birth center/hospital/whatever....

I'm traveling 1.5 hrs and am a little nervous too! This is #2 so I just figure we will try to go earlier and hang out somewhere if I need too
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:17 PM   #13
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My doctor for my first pregnancy is a little more than an hour away. My doctor said once I'm 5 mins apt heD to the hospital, I ended up heading to the hospital when my contractions were 7-10 mins apart. By the time I actually got to the hospital they were 3 mins apart. So deff leave early
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:30 PM   #14
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Mine was only 30 mins we left when contractions were pretty regular i think i was a 4 when arrived.
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:59 AM   #15
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Re: Anyone who had to travel to get to your birth center/hospital/whatever....

My birth center is 1 1/2-2 hours from us on a good traffic day (which generally most are the route we take). I also have very long labors though, with my last I left my house when contractions were 5 minutes apart and had been for several hours and they actually slowed down when we got in the car and then picked back up when we got out.
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Re: Anyone who had to travel to get to your birth center/hospital/whatever....

I'll be traveling over an hour away to the nearest VBAC hospital and I'm already a nervous wreck too!
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Yeah I would just go early. I know I made the 20-25 minute ride to our hospital in transition and that was literally the worst 20-25 minutes of my labor!

BTW, not to thread hijack, but seeing a few NE Alabama and NWGA moms on this post, just thought I'd let you know that I had an all-natural VBAC at FLoyd Medical Center in Rome. Just in case you all were looking for something a little closer next time.
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Yeah I would just go early. I know I made the 20-25 minute ride to our hospital in transition and that was literally the worst 20-25 minutes of my labor!

BTW, not to thread hijack, but seeing a few NE Alabama and NWGA moms on this post, just thought I'd let you know that I had an all-natural VBAC at FLoyd Medical Center in Rome. Just in case you all were looking for something a little closer next time.
Floyd Medical is only about 20-30 minutes from me, and I've had two friends deliver there. Both were natural deliveries, and they have only wonderful things to say about that hospital. We considered it with this baby, but I absolutely love the hospital I deliver at... I delivered my other kids there, and know the atmoshere, KWIM? I'm not fond of change, LOL!
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my hospital is about 20 minutes away from my house and 5 minutes away from my parents house
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no advice really, but pay attention to your body! I was in denial that I was truly even in labor or at how progressed I might be.

We lived only 15 minutes from our hossy and I ended up going through transition in the car and on the way to the birthing center with ds2, lol, NOT on purpose and that's why we are staying at home this time

But my MW is an hour away, she said to call earlier than later.
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