Hi, I'm expecting my first baby on 26th May. My DP is working away from home the first week of May and would really like me to go with him. It isn't leaving the country or anything but is a 5 hour drive to part of the country where I have no intention of giving birth! Is it considered risky to go away from home 3 weeks before your due date? I know they say to expect delivery 2 weeks either side of due date. I meant to ask my midwife at this week's appointment but totally forgot! Thanks.
Personally I would probably go: it is not very likely you give birth that early, and if you do I would rather give birth in the wrong hospital with my DP there than in the right hospital with him 5 hours away! I would just take my notes and hospital bag essentials, and research the local maternity units and make sure I had a list of the relevant phone numbers for them just in case.
P.S. I am 37 weeks today, and still have loads to do at work before she is allowed to arrive (!), so the idea it is very unlikely that you give birth that early may of course be partly wishful thinking on my part