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Anyone have experience having a home birth with a low lying placenta?
On my 28 week ultrasound my placenta was posterior, 2.1cm from my cervix. At 18 weeks it was at 2cm, so it hasn't really moved. My midwife doesn't seemed concerned, but my family doctor thinks I should get an OB opinion. I really want this home birth!! But, I admit to being a little worried (especially because I also have the MTHFR mutation and am on baby aspirin).
I am generally all for second opinions. They can't hurt. But in this situation, you might open yourself up for some scare tactics from an OB if you go in saying that you are planning a homebirth, ya know? I would want some more information about the placenta. I know placentas can move, but I"m not sure at what point in the pregnancy they would stop moving. I'd probably want to have a frank discussion with your midwife about the risks it imposes, what her experience is with this situation, etc. Tell her about your fears and see if she is able to calm them... if you still have doubts then I would suggest talking to someone else, whether its another midwife or an OB.
My midwife is extremely cautious, but not "medwifey" IYKWIM, and her threshold for homebirth with a low-lying placenta is 2 cms. So as long as mine is that much or higher, I'm HBing my next one! Everyone has a different risk analysis though, so it's what you and your midwife are comfortable with.