So I'm not getting my homebirth for financial reasons. I'm being seen by wonderful hospital midwives. I'm attempting a VBAC.
DD1 was an induced ("postdates" 41w2d ) vaginal birth with a easy but intervention laden 14 hour labor (I was induced with a foley catheter, then they started pitocin. I had a *very* unripe cervix!).
DD2 was sectioned at 39w6d for breech after a failed external version (I was in later-early labor at the time, contracting strong and regularly, 3cm dilated).
I have no idea how this birth would or could go- you never no.
The hospital I'd be birthing at is 10 minutes away from my house via streets. So 15-20 minutes tops.
There is another hospital, which I'd use if it were emergent (say I was bleeding or had a presenting hand or something crazy suddenly happen during labor) which is 10 minutes north via expressway or 15 minutes north via streets.. so 15 mins expressway tops, 25 mins streets, tops.
When does one "know" when to go into the hospital? I want to labor at home. Heck, I want to birth at home, but my DH is not comfortable with UC. (My DD2 was supposed to be a UC, but I got cold feet after she was said to be breech... even though she was butt first...)
If baby were to come out in the car and be totally cool I'd be fine. I'd say turn around and go home
So um.. when do you know to leave the house?