Getting to hospital with no car in labour? Help?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by DivaMommy2Be, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. monkee12

    monkee12 Well-Known Member

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    I would call an ambulance (I've known them to come out for someone who twisted her ankle and was just slightly limping) I don't know much about how it works in Scotland but if an ambulance is all you can do then I would go for that option x
     
  2. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    You wouldn't get charged but some areas only have 1 or 2 ambulances per hospital so you could be taking one away from someone in a life or death situation. I'd get a taxi.
     
  3. DivaMommy2Be

    DivaMommy2Be Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that's what I'll be going for but like my post said where I live and the time of year, its unlikely I'll get one. I haven't said I want an ambulance at any point in my post. Which was where the concern comes from.
     
  4. DivaMommy2Be

    DivaMommy2Be Well-Known Member

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  5. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    I just wouldn't mention labour when you phone the taxi company lol
     
  6. ClairAye

    ClairAye Mum to one of each!

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    I'm in Scotland and when I was in labour with my son my dad came to get us as I'm a 30 minute drive from the hospital, I couldn't rely on public transport even if the busses & taxis were running as my waters were going. The midwife told me that if no one could take us, they'd send an ambulance. They prefer not to, especially as we're a very small place so have few ambulances but it was an option if no one could take us in :flower:
     
  7. steph.

    steph. Two little girls!

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    Could you stay with someone who lives near the hospital? Or stay in a b&b...although that would probably end up being expensive.

    If its during the day I would get a taxi. If you explain to the hospital that you live really far away they probably wont send you back. If they dont have a patient transport service and you end up in labour overnight then you should call an ambulance. I have worked in A&E and people call ambulances for the stupidest reasons...an 18 year old called one because she had a headache and was feeling sick after a night of heavy drinking :dohh: everyone was furious but they still brought her in. A woman in labour with no other way to the hospital is a valid reason imo.

    Usually first labours go on for a few hours anyway so you will probably have the chance to get there by taxi.
     

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