Freaking out

posted 1 month ago in Pregnancy
Post # 46
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

melbear5267 :  is your bf the father of your baby? Nobody in his family drives at all that could take you (assuming it’s their new niece/grandchild/cousin they should be willing)? Does your bf have friends that drive? A colleague in the village? You will know people in your circle who drive, even if you aren’t that close to them. Now is not the time to be too proud to ask for help.

Other options – ask your mum or bf to do an intense driving course and learn to drive in a week. If your bf is over 25, he should at least be able to hire a car. Or you buy a cheap one or borrow a car.

You’re rural but there are services for rural residents. Look into community transport schemes, hospital transport schemes. Also look into if timebank is in your area – timebank is a way for volunteers in the community to help those in need but you’ll probably have to talk to them and agree to put your hours in at a later stage.

Have you been to the local food bank? Our local food bank is very active on the community Facebook page and has requested successfully a TV, baby clothes, Christmas presents, hour of gardening for those who needed it. If it’s the middle of the night, the community might not be the most willing to take you but you might find a nurse willing to take you in as their shift starts. However, your community might not be willing to do the return jounrney too, so think about how you’re getting home? Think about how everyone is going to visit you, especially if you’re kept in for a few days. If you’re planning on a taxi home, you’ll need to take your car seat with you or have someone bring it when they visit you. 

Post # 47
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Bumble Beekeeper

Just want to say, I def wouldn’t count on laboring slowly. When I was pregnant (first baby), sooo many people told me that I would a) go late and b) have a long labor. I had my baby a week early and progressed from 3-10cm in 90 min. Maybe that’s not the norm but just saying, don’t count on having a super long labor!

You mention your boyfriend; does he have a driver’s license? If there’s a car rental place in your area, could he rent a car when you go into labor and drive you?

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