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I've travelled to other countries to attend births (I'm heading to thailand for a birth in a few weeks), where there is literally no option for a HB MW.
I plan to be there a few weeks before the edd and stay until at least a week postpartum
but I don't take on more than one client in a month anyway.
If you were to accept a client 8 hours away, I think you'd need to discuss it with the client. explain your loss of income from other clients, your travel expenses, etc.
how will you handle prenatals and such?
its a lot to consider, but for probably half of the time, driving 8 hours to get to a birth is too long - you'll likely miss it, or end up driving there at the first strong BH, and then be there for a week.
ETA just a thought;
if it;s such a long distance, would the client consider chartering your a flight or helicopter? It's probably pretty pricey, but for the MW you want, maybe worth it. then you'd be just an hour away.
I know it might sound crazy, but in Australia, Drs fly in to patients in the outback all the time.
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