I know my ILs are going to want us to come in for Thanksgiving this year. This was supposed to be their year for Christmas but being due on Dec. 26 that obviously isn't going to happen. They live about 4.5 hours away by car and I will be 35 1/2 weeks pregnant.
I know if I ask my MWs they will tell me to go if I feel comfortable with it, so they aren't going to give me much of an opinion either way. I went into labor with DD at 40w3d, so I don't have a history of pre-term labor or anything. I LOVE, LOVE LOVE my MWs and my hospital. They are known for being very low-intervention when it comes to labor and delivery, which is important to me and I had a fantastic experience last time. So I know that if I went into labor while at my ILs I would do everything I could to make it home (my labor with DD was 17.5 hours so not quick). I guess my point is, yes there would be hospitals close to my husband's parents' house, but I wouldn't want any part of them.