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Originally Posted by jengi33
I am a little worried about driving that far in labor, but it really is our only choice, unless we go unassisted (DH wouldn't mind that, I think I will need midwife's support).
Mom to two boys, ages 8 and 11, and one blessing due May 8th.
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Originally Posted by amydidit
I also want to add that a previous poster is right... hotel rooms are actually not very clean. After a guest leaves they change the sheets, vacuum, etc... but they don't change the blankets or sterilize anything... the bathtun is given a quick wipedown to remove any nastiness that can be seen... but that's it. Not even all the towels are changed out. If a towel is still hung up, and doesn't *appear* to have been used, it's left in the room.
Originally Posted by AllyRae
Oh man...that is just sick... You mean I spent $110 a night to sleep under a blanket that OTHER people used?!? GROSS! (Yeah, it was a Hilton, and under the bed was a rock hard danish pastry thing, which ironically enough would have made my gluten intolerant 15 month old really sick if he got ahold of...talk about liability!)
Yeeeeeah, that scares me out of going to a hotel ever again, let alone giving birth in one!
Originally Posted by CookieMonsterMommy
Just a quick suggestion--what if you hired a very experienced doula (maybe even one who is a student MW?) and did UC in your home? That's just an idea, because I am also among the "2 hours is a heck of a long time" group--I also hope you have a large, comfortable car with dark material--if not I'd suggest borrowing one (maybe a van, minivan or even SUV).
One question: What if you don't make it? Who will help deliver the baby? At the very very least, I would find someone (your MW, a doula, a chilbirth educator) who can give you and dh a lesson in emergency childbirth, just in case baby decides to come out during that long trip. And if you can swing it, a doula to accompany you on the trip--with dh focusing on driving, who's going to take care of you and help you cope?