Home birth

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  1. KellyLou85

    KellyLou85 Active Member

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    I’m 14 weeks pregnant with my fourth child so still a while to decide but I have been considering having a home birth and interested to hear other people’s experiences good and bad. I really do love the idea of it and feel pretty confident labouring at home. I pretty much did the whole thing at home with my third and was pushing as I got to hospital.
    My biggest concern is I had a previous csection although this was 13 yrs ago and hemorraged with my first two births.
    I don’t know if it’s just too risky but I would love to do it x
     
  2. Princess81

    Princess81 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely discuss it with your midwife! I’m planning on having a home birth myself and I’m a community midwife as well so attend home births myself. Your birth choices should always be respected, remember that x
     
  3. KellyLou85

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    Thank you :) I definetly will be having a discussion with my midwife about it and go from there. I’m not 100% sure yet which way I want to go but it’s something I’m thinking about.
     
  4. Princess81

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    I’m guessing she will say to discuss it with your consultant as you’ll be consultant led care due to previous c section and pph’s. But no one can tell you “no” :)
     
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    WinterWolf Well-Known Member

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    If you’ve had two pph’s and a c/s it doesn’t sound like giving birth at home would be all that safe. But that’s just my opinion and no one can force you to give birth at a hospital if the home birth route is what you want. x
     
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  6. KellyLou85

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    Yeah I have a telephone call with my consultant next week so will mention it to them. I wouldn’t take a no without a good reason to back it up but if it’s a genuine concern I’m going to be sensible about it x
     
  7. KellyLou85

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    My past hemorrages are my biggest worry and the one big reason I’m hesitant as I don’t want to give birth at home and end up in a critical condition because I’m 20/25 minutes from the hospital :-(
     
  8. Princess81

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    you’re right to consider these things very carefully, try to find out what the risk is of it happening again and decide if it’s one you’re willing to take x
     
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  9. Kitana

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    Honestly, would you risk the life of your baby or yours just because you want a home birth. I don't want to sound negative but if you already had 2 risky births and a c-section, I don't think a home birth would be the wisest decision. If something were to happen to your baby, you would never forgive yourself.x
     

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