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Twinkle August 23rd, 2010 05:08 AM

How far away
How far away are you from the hospital? Did that influence you at all in your choice to homebirth?

inyourhonor August 23rd, 2010 09:12 AM

Re: How far away
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.

Vandertramp August 23rd, 2010 09:20 AM

Re: How far away
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.

HappyHippy August 23rd, 2010 09:32 AM

Re: How far away
12 minutes to #1, 15 minutes to #2 (and where I was born) and 25 minutes to #3.

Earthy.Mama August 23rd, 2010 09:52 AM

Re: How far away
With Nola we were 15-20min away.

With the next one it's across the street.

Kelllilee August 23rd, 2010 11:21 AM

Re: How far away
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

CameraLinds August 23rd, 2010 12:53 PM

Re: How far away
2.5 miles about 8 minutes

Tiff802 August 26th, 2010 06:42 PM

Re: How far away
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...

GranolaMamaOf3 August 28th, 2010 06:44 AM

Re: How far away
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!

Twinkle August 28th, 2010 12:04 PM

Re: How far away
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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