Don't count on 24 hours. My first labour only lasted around 8 hours. My third I didn't even start feeling strong contactsions until about 3-4 hours before my son was born (my second was maybe 6 hours). I only knew I was in labour earlier in the day because I had been through it twice already. Every time my water broke at the hospital.FinancialFreedom wrote: ↑Mar 20th, 2017 5:42 pmThe whole labour process takes 24+ hours for the first child. How far is your travel destination? If the drive is 5 hours than I presume the flight would be ~2 hours or so. You could easily come back in time but don't take the risk and take your wife with you. Make her very comfortable. Which means comfort of the home, lots of rest, etc.
Every woman is different and ever labour will be different. Don't count on anything happening a certain way. Some women labour for a day or more their first baby. Many others are only in labour for a few hours.