Camping while pregnant

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Some friends -- part of the same group we went with last time -- are organizing another camping trip. This time, it's the last weekend in April. Naturally, I want to go. Rachel, however, is complaining that it is close to her due date and she doesn't want to be out in the middle of nowhere that close to going into labor.

I don't see the big problem, however. There will actually be a doctor (although not practicing) on the trip and we wouldn't be that far from home -- I figure if I've got a pregnant woman in the car I could make it back to the City in less than half an hour. Besides, it will be almost two whole weeks (thirteen days) before she's actually due.

So far, we've settled on a compromise -- I'll take the kids camping and she'll hang out with her folks for the weekend. The state park where we're going does get cell phone reception, although not from the company we're signed up with -- I'll likely just pick up a no-contract, pay-as-you go phone for the weekend, just in case.

Still, it seems like Rachel's a little worried about the whole situation. I know she wants the kids to be able to go camping, but I also think she'd just as soon have me stay home. What do you think? Would you let your husband go camping that close to your due date? Would you go camping?

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.