I know this is a ways away, but it doesn't hurt to think ahead. (:
Okay, so my husband is in the Army and has been sent to Korea for the next year (until next August-ish). I have decided to stay here at his last duty station in Fort Stewart, Georgia because we own our house here. I am also very comfortable here and prefer it to my hometown in Virginia. I have no family around here, they all still live in VA. I am not worried about needing help or anything during my pregnancy because all of our friends here have been very excited to offer 'anything I need' while my husband is in Korea.
For now, we are planning on him saving up all of his leave days and trying to plan his leave around the due date and hope that I give birth while he is here. If he is not here while I am in labor, I can call the Red Cross and they can help him get here quickly. He will most likely miss the birth if this happens, but will probably be home the day I leave the hospital/very soon after. My MIL will probably make it to the hospital before I give birth (unless this baby is in a rush!) (this is my first baby btw) It is an 8 hour drive from VA to GA.
I have heard many people tell me still that I should induce my labor so that I can be sure that my husband and MIL can be here for the whole birth. As of right now, I do not like the idea of inducing my labor. I want the baby to come when it wants (unless we are going way past the due date (: ) However many people assure me that inducing labor is perfectly fine and won't hurt the baby, or make my labor longer/more painful. Have any of you ladies have had to have your labor induced? Any of ya'll have had your labor induced BEFORE your due date more for convenience as opposed to health reasons? ( I am really interested in the convenience people!)