Are your other children ever minded by other people in an emergency? Something to think about as sometimes parents both get really sick with various “bugs” at the same time. In such cases your children often catch them if they stay with you. Obviously the distance between your residence and your husband’s workplace could be an issue. Unless you have a very quick labour surely he would be allowed to leave to go to the hospital. Let’s face it there could also be issues in the time it takes him to get home to care your children when you go into hospital. Do you already have arrangements in place for you to get to hospital? There’s a possibility that they will ask you to go there, check you and send you home again unless you leave it until the “last minute” to get to the hospital. You/they need to know if there is a risk of problems prior to and the birth to you or your baby. I know a family who arranged a few hours with other people, then sleepovers so that in a dire emergency their children and those who care for them got a lot less stressed and managed better

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Published 29th February 2020

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