I'm considering attending a 3-day course for work when I'll be 38W 2D along. It's a 1 hour 20 min drive from home (often 2 hours in rush hour - that awful DC traffic!)
I don't have to, and actually I think my boss would discourage it, but I'd like to. Thankfully if baby arrives by then, it also won't be a problem at all for me to back out last minute, so I don't have to worry about that.
1st stage labor with my DS, my first, was only less than 5 hours, so I could realistically have a 2 hour labor with this one! But I'm thinking sphincter law can work in my favor... I won't be too comfortable going into labor on the highway or in the classroom, so wouldn't that contribute to inhibiting the onset of labor? Plus labor starts at night more often anyway, right? (With DS, it started just after noon, but I'd had my membranes stripped 2 hours prior.)
Plus, my DS didn't arrive until 41W4D, so I'm not that worried about labor before 39 or even 40W this time. Thoughts?