How far would you drive to give birth?

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Photo by Marina of Red Heart Photo
Photo by Marina of Red Heart Photo
I would really love to have my baby at a birth center — but the closest one is about an hour away from my house. Both my husband and I work full-time and I'm hoping to work until the baby is born. For parents who have chosen to give birth somewhere relatively far away: is going to appointments an hour away reasonable? What about going into labor and then driving an hour?

I love the idea of a home birth but my husband isn't on board — he'd rather I was in a hospital with a midwife. He's not completely sold on the birth center, but he knows I am… it just comes down to the feasibility. How far have some of you driven to get the prenatal care that makes you feel the most at ease? — Alex

Did you travel father away than you thought you would to give birth where you wanted? How did you feel about doing so?

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