Has anyone else started worrying about what they're going to do with their kids during labour? I mean, I know there are people who live near family who can care for their older children but what are other people doing?
I have a best friend whose little boy is DD's age who would be happy to care for my kid during labour except she will have her own new little baby (due in Oct.) in a two bedroom apartment so more than a few hours is probably out of her ability. My parents are eight hours away so the best we could hope for is that they could get here fairly soon after I give birth but my mom is receiving chemo treatments and might very well be stuck in the hospital when we needed her. I have a few single friends who could totally come stay here at my house with DD for a couple days but DD isn't close enough to them right now and they have very little kid experience.
What are other people doing? Should I just be finding the best help I can for as short a time as possible and then send my wife home from the hospital immediately?