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how soon after birth would you go far from medical care?

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i'm due in two weeks and two days, and i'm planning on having a hospital birth (as much as i wish i could have the post partum experience all at home).  i live in the boston area, and we just bought a little cabin in new hampshire in and area that is probably an hour from a hospital.  how soon post partum would you feel totally safe in going to the cabin?  i don't know the full risks, but i'm thinking of maternal bleeding for one.  i'm not sure what kinds of early risks there are for the newborn.  thanks!

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for medical reasons, at least a few days. for comfort reasons (you being sore and not wanting to ride in the car, plus breastfeeding needing to be at least slightly established) I wouldn't plan on a drive that wasn't absolutely necessary in the first two weeks. 

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