I have recently moved to the bush and am 16 weeks pregnant. I lived in Tarneit (near Werribee) up until the weekend and am currently booked into the Werribee Mercy Hospital where I had my first son.
My husband wants me to book into a hospital closer to home (either Kilmore or Seymour hospital), but I have had a look at these hospitals and I am not comfortable with either of them.
The issue is that the drive from Broadford to the Mercy is just over an hour. Is that too far away?
The advantages of the Mercy is that I can drop my DS off at my parents-in-law which is on the way, and it is right next to where I work, so its great for appointments leading upto the labour. They were also great there when I had my first son.
My first labour was only 3.5 hours, but I was induced, so I don't know if that is a true indicator of what will happen this time around.
What are your thoughts, is it too far to travel?