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Old Jan 14th, 2017, 01:45 AM   21
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I had easy delivery no pain killers or stitches and nope I couldnt have driven home at all.



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2017, 09:26 AM   22
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To be completely realistic, there is no way you can plan your birth 100%. Things change. Emergencies happen. You could end up needing an emergency c-section. Hope for the best, plan for the worst.

I wouldn't drive. There is no guarantee you can make it to the hospital in labor without endangering yourself. I would definitely opt for ambulance on the way in if you're in labor and a taxi/Uber/etc,. on the way home.

Best of luck to you.



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2017, 10:07 AM   23
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Maybe an Uber?



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2017, 16:33 PM   24
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Maybe an Uber?
No thanks. I'd rather not get raped or shot on my way to or from the hospital. lol



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2017, 16:44 PM   25
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There's no way I could have driven in labor. I guess if it was really necessary I could've driven home (5 minute drive) with my 2nd and 3rd LO's; pain wise I was OK but it's such an intense workout on the body giving birth, it would be like driving home after leg/abs/arms day all rolled into one and x20 . We just take taxis.



 
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Old Jan 15th, 2017, 05:33 AM   26
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I couldn't have driven. I ended up with a severe tear that required over 3 hours in theatre to repair.



 
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Old Jan 16th, 2017, 19:45 PM   27
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I think since you have time before the baby comes, you spend some time finding a reliable ride to and from. I'd take a taxi if it were me...I don't really have any fears where I live of getting raped or shot.

Our hospital wouldn't have discharged me without a ride, even though I could have driven myself. You have plenty of months to find a ride. It really is safest for you, baby and others on the road.



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2017, 05:43 AM   28
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In labour, no. After delivery with my second I probably could have done. I had a very straight forward birth with no painkillers or tearing, I would have been too knackered though!

Problem is you can't predict how you'll feel.



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2017, 07:27 AM   29
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I doubt you'll be able to drive when you're in labour. With my first, I was having irregular contractions every half hour or so, wasn't sure if it was labour so had a bath. They immediately got very painful one on top of the other... I struggled to get downstairs and OH thought he was going to have to call an ambulance. I only live a 10 min drive from hospital and no way I could have driven myself. I was 7cm when I got there. DS2 was even faster.

You just don't know how labour or delivery are going to go, so I'd definitely be looking for someone else to drive you there and back. Do you have any friends who live nearby that you can ask?



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2017, 21:26 PM   30
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Do you have any friends who live nearby that you can ask?
No one that drives or that I'm close enough with to inconvenience with this issue.

Whatever. I'll just see how things play out. I was at a prenatal appt today, but I forgot to ask my doctor if she knew what the hospital's policy was.



 
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