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Old 02-01-2010, 04:42 AM   #21
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Re: How far would you drive for a midwife?

I would do it, and I have.

With my first baby I drove 3.5 hours, and across a national border (from USA to Canada) for my midwives.

With my second baby, I was already in Canada, but I still had a 1-hour drive in the winter.

I am now pregnant with #3 and will hopefully do it all again!

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Old 02-01-2010, 06:18 AM   #22
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Thanks for the encouragement everyone! Good Luck with #3 Cathy!
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:46 AM   #23
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I did not read all the PP but we drive 3 hours. I did this with #2, #3 and currently doing it with #4.

We just could not find someone local who has the same mindset as us.
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I drive 90 minutes on a good day to my midwife and go every 2 weeks. She said she doesn't mind me coming there, but the only thing she requires is that she can induce at 39 weeks because I had a 3 hours labor with DD and she doesn't want me delivering in the car on the way to the hospital.
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Old 02-02-2010, 12:13 PM   #25
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I'm driving 1.5 hours this time to the closest midwife.
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We drove 1.5 hours and moved during the pregnancy so with traffic she was 2 hours away. I had a precipitous labor and she got there two minutes before he was born.
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:28 PM   #27
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Im not pregnant but i have 3 ds's and i would drive were ever was within my means and if i couldnt drive to a midwife or have one come to me i would deliever at home Unassistaed,
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:00 PM   #28
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We delivered unassisted, and would NEVER want to do it any other way now!!! We are hooked! But for discussions sake, I wouldn't drive at all! I'd let them come to me! But if that wasn't possible I'd say up to 2h if she comes to you in labor, but only 45min MAX if you have to go to her. Just remember to call her earlier in labor to allow for travel time
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:31 PM   #29
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I drive an hour to see my midwife practice. Did it with my first pregnancy, and am doing it again. With traffic it can be longer. My reason is #1, I want midwifery style care, and you couldn't pay me to deliver at the only hospital closer that does births. Will it get old this summer when I start going weekly for NST's and appts, cause I'm pregnant with twins, absolutely... but it is SO worth it!!
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Honestly, I would drive 2 hours plus to get to a midwife if there were no others closer. If I could drive to the hospital in one minute, and get to the midwife in 2 hours, I would still choose the midwife, no question.
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