Driving Crazy

Imagine you're driving along with your gorgeous brand-new baby, who's all tucked nicely into her carseat. Would you really like to be sharing the road with a laboring woman who is in a panic, trying to get to the hospital as fast as possible, all the while needing to get through contractions any way she can?

 driving while in labor
No.

It's just not safe -- for you, your baby, or anyone else on the road. If you don't have a neighbor or friend who can take you in a pinch, call for an ambulance. The EMTs can also deliver the baby if needed -- which is pretty darn tough to do on your own while zooming down the freeway toward the nearest emergency room. (You know how it is... those pesky foot pedals always get in the way when you're trying to push.)


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Comments

valtastic October 14, 2012
I drove myself to the hospital and at the same time
yelling at my husband beside me because he's been
drinking and I wasn't going to let him drive. But never
the less we got there safely. You can drive yourself but
I wouldn't recommend it.