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August 23rd, 2010, 04:08 AM
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How far away are you from the hospital? Did that influence you at all in your choice to homebirth?
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August 23rd, 2010, 08:12 AM
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I'm on a good traffic day about 11 miles from the hospital, 15 minutes in good traffic, 20 in crappy annoying traffic.

It didn't really influence our choice. We have 2 fire stations near our house just incase of an emergency and one houses an ambulance since we're what is considered rural. Which amuses me but thats neither here nor there haha.

So when it comes to an emergency we're okay. We can get there at lightening speed if need be or call the fire house asap and get assistance with them.
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August 23rd, 2010, 08:20 AM
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About 2 miles/5 min max. I definitely felt more comfortable with a HB based on proximity to a hospital. I do not know if I would do it if there was not a hospital close by.
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August 23rd, 2010, 08:32 AM
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12 minutes to #1, 15 minutes to #2 (and where I was born) and 25 minutes to #3.
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August 23rd, 2010, 08:52 AM
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With Nola we were 15-20min away.

With the next one it's across the street.
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August 23rd, 2010, 10:21 AM
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at our old house 4 blocks, about half a mile. Definitely made us feel more "safe" with a homebirth.

Our new house is about equidistant from two hospitals. Both are about 10-15 minutes driving time depending on traffic
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August 23rd, 2010, 11:53 AM
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2.5 miles about 8 minutes
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August 26th, 2010, 05:42 PM
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Um, I have no idea exactly how far it is, but I know it's less than 5 miles. It had absolutely no play in my decision to have a homebirth. We might not even be living here when I'm due, so...
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August 28th, 2010, 05:44 AM
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About 15-20 min. It had nothing to do with our decision, although I'm sooo glad I will not have to sit in the car for that long while in labor this time! It was miserable!
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August 28th, 2010, 11:04 AM
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We are about 10 minutes away from the closest hospital, and no it didn't influence our choice to homebirth at all.
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