Hi everyone! So excited to be here - 4w4d pregnant with my first baby! Congrats to all of you as well!
So here's my dilemma: I have been seeing my OB/GYN for about 5 years. I really like her and my sister sees her too (she delivered both of my nieces). However, when my husband and I bought a house, it ended up being about 30 minutes farther from her office than where I lived previously. It's now just under an hour to get to her closest clinic.
I am fine with making the trip for my OB appts., but when I made my first appt I was told what her preferred hospital is for delivering, and its close to 1.5 hours from my house. Do you think that will be okay? Will I just need to head there at early signs of labor, or should I ask her if she could deliver me at a hospital that's a little closer? Do I think of asking her for an OB referral closer to home?
How far is everyone's delivery hospital from home?