We'll be talking over the phone during the stages of labor so that I can give you extra support prior to my arrival, which we determine based on what's happening, where you live, and the time of day (traffic!).
If I'm not yet with you and you believe labor is progressing quickly or that you might be transitioning, then I would advise that we meet at the hospital. After your exam, if you are in early labor and not as close as anticipated (it happens), we can walk around the hospital together to keep progress moving forward and decide on a new plan, if necessary. Sometimes, clients who live more than 45 minutes from the hospital, choose to check into a hotel and labor in luxury!