Just curious how far you all are traveling for prenatal care and your delivery? I'm sure we have hospital birthin', home birthin', UCin', midwife carin', OB carin' mamas here - so I was just curious how far you are having to travel to get the care you desire?
How far are you traveling for prenatals/birth?
At the moment, I travel about 30 mins to midwife appointments at my midwife's home office and it'll be a home birth. So, if she's home, she'd be able to make it in about 30 mins to my house.
It has varied based on location for each of my kids. I think it'd be ideal to be within 30-45 mins tops of where you plan to birth or from the midwife you plan to have at your home.
I'm high risk and because of this I can only see an MFM or Perinatologist :(. The closest group is in Savannah, GA (30 minute drive). I've been 4 times already for spotting and then NT scan. Of the 4 times I only met the MFM the last time. Every other time an ultrasound tech would tell me baby was ok and give me no other info and send me on my way. I also spend a minimum of an hour in the waiting room before seeing the person each time. After the last visit and the lack of real concern DH and I decided to transfer to the next nearest office ... 1 hour 20 minute drive to Charleston, SC. I haven't been yet but go on the 9th for the first time for an ultrasound (they want their own dating scan because the 1st place measured 4 times and got 4 different dates UGH.
I've never thought about doing that before. With my last I was transferred at 16w to the MFM for full time care, then he passed the morning of my 1st appt with them at 18w. How does it work when you have dual care?