DS1: ob & hosp were 10kms, but could take up to 45mins with traffic and finding a park.
DS2: birth centre was 20kms and never took longer than 25mins. The night I was in labour thankfully it only took 15.
2 hours from him, 2 hours from the hospital. Hopefully we can stay with family again this time round so the last week will be only 15mins away (last time that was just close enough, DH had to park in the DR parking at the front door!)
My OB's office was 100m up the street when I was pregnant with DD1 and DD2. Her receptionist used to call and let me know when the patient before me went in. She moved offices between my 2nd and 3rd pregnancy to about 1km away in the private hospital where I gave birth.
To my OBs office is about 1.5km and the hospital is about 250m from home.
Mine was 35 mins away
About 25mins in normal traffic....could make it in 15 in the middle of the night/early morning.....peak hour would be awful cos of the main road its off BUT there is an emergency lane the whole way down the main road that DP has said he has no trouble driving down should I be in labour or in an emergency and need to get there asap.
Oh, my OBs office is right next to the hospital by the way so the travel time is the same obviously.
My OB and hospital are about 35-40 minutes away in good traffic. I could have gone to a hospital about 25 minutes away but much prefer the one I'm going to and the OB has very good recommendations so worth the travel.
Just hope bubbles stays in long enough to get there
London: I never thought of using the emergency lane for that! I could just about stay home if we used the freeway like that... about 1hr and 15 to the hospital better pack a 'incase have baby on side of road bag thou'!
My ob is in the same suburb, but there are two parts to my suburb and its quite big so it takes about 5/8 minutes to get from my side to his side of the suburb.
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