The campsite is 5-6 HOURS from our home. If I go into early labor I'll be evac'd to the Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh, about 45 minutes from the campsite.
DH and I have been members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (a medieval recreationist group founded in the 70s and now an international group with thousands of members around the world) since we were both children, and Pennsic is the largest annual gathering of the SCA. We used to go to Pennsic every year but we took a few years off as the kiddos grew... but we went last year (pictures here) and the kiddos enjoyed it /so much/ we promised we go every year with them. (seriously, they've mentioned Pennsic at least once a week for the whole year!). Pennsic is two weeks long, with around 25,000 people camping on 500 acres... and in medieval clothing the whole time, celebrating all things medieval (music, art, culture, food, martial arts, science, dance, religion, and on and on and on). There is a free university program that offers thousands of classes during the two weeks on all aspects of medieval life (and "modern medieval" life in the SCA), a nice children's program with a variety of daily activities, hundreds of merchants (potters and weavers and glass blowers and jewelry makers and seamstresses and forges making swords and really jsut about anything you could think of to buy is for sale), a huge field battle in which hundreds of armed/armored fighters take the field (in a nod to modern life, women are just as encouraged to take up heavy weapon martial arts as the men are, and my 6yo dd1 has taken several children's classes in thrown weapons like axes while my 4yo just started learning the short bow. I know one lady knight who had her armor modified so she could breastfeed between fights without having to remove her armor!), and then the drum circles and bardic circles and haflas and fire dancers take over as the night falls. It's pretty spectacular.
So anyway, I spoke with the midwives and got a cautious thumbs up, I have a copy of my medical records to leave with the Chiurgeons (volunteer medical staff... often EMTs, Doctors, Nurses, Specialists, etc in "real life" who volunteer their time at SCA events, and at Pennsic there is also a permanent ambulance crew on site as well as a landing spot for the local life flight helecopter) and I know which hospital I'd request in an emergency situation, DH has promised to wrangle the kiddos so I don't need to do much except put my feet up and people watch, and really all I need to do is make some more clothing for the kids (they outgrew the stuff I made last year), pack the food/tent/kiddie pool, and order a daily ice delivery. I hope everything will be ok, but one way or the other, it'll be a story to tell! And if this kiddo decides to put in an appearance at Pennsic I do know a few midwives who will be on site and who knows, maybe the kiddo will get a free life pass to Pennsic or something!
(Oh, the sca can be a wonderful hobby for "larger" families... since it covers so many cultures and centuries, and since it coveres so many subjects within that framework, there really is something fun for nearly everyone. And events are set up in such a way that the entrance fee for a family will be "capped" at a certain amount... we usually pay 10-15 dollars for a family of 5 at a weekend or day long event and even a huge event like Pennsic will only cost us ~250 dollars for an entire week. And I love that children can get involved in the martial arts... heavy weapons, light weapons, thrown weapons, and bow... but it's presented with a very "robin hood"/"knight of the round table" style code of conduct. It strikes a good balance for me between really wishing my kiddos wouldn't "play fight" and giving them a safe space/respectful framework to get that sort of energy out. And it's nice for them to see a really wide variety of people engaged in a wide variety of activities... women metalsmiths with portable forges, men who do the most amazing calligraphy or embroidery, people getting up and singing in front of a bardic circle who don't have "perfect" voices and people who are no where near the current American ideal of "beauty" belly dancing at a hafla with lots of positive support, people of different colors and religions and backgrounds and languages and abilities all getting along for the most part. It's not something they're going to be exposed to every day, so Dh and I like to make it happen when we can.)