I have a neighbour on standby if DH isn't able to get home or is uncontactable for whatever reason. This is my 3rd and my previous two progressed quickly so I thought it best to have a backup.
Taxi isn't an option for me because the nearest firm is over 20 minutes drive from my village, then there is a further 30 minute drive to hospital and I don't think I have that amount of time, or I would spend it in a panic knicker checking for hair that isn't mine.
I also have and fingers crossed she isn't working an ex nurse/midwife/ward sister over the road if I feel things are getting heated.
Am hoping this one comes early morning or late night like previous two so DH is here.
Don't know if it's something you'd consider, but I chose a homebirth because of not having ready transport. That way people come to you and you don't have to move . When I got to 40+13 we arranged for a close friend to drive us to hospital for induction. Luckily labour started before that so I didn't need to go. We did have to go to A&E with DD when she was 4 days old because she developed breathing problems. We called a taxi that time.