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July 13th, 2011, 11:55 PM
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I am thinking about having a home birth for #2 (not yet conceived) But I worry about a few things. What kind of complications can be dealt with during a home birth? For example, I was GBS+, so I am assuming I will be next time as well, can they treat this in a home birth? Also, DS had merconium in his water. How is this dealt with? Can you tell me how a home birth plays out?

I am happy with the hospital birth I had with Peter, because it got me my precious baby. But I was a little upset that everything was so procedural! I didn't even get to see him for 20 minutes because they were sucking out his lungs! I am hoping for something a little more personal and comfortable for the next one. We are going to start TTC #2 in 2 1/2 months....
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July 14th, 2011, 07:20 AM
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I don't really know the answers to your questions, but I'll take a stab at them.

As for GBS. You can't really assume you will have it next time. Because, well, it's not unusual to always have it. It's part of your body system. In fact, you could have it one day, and it could be gone the next. But, if you have a CNM, not a CPM, they could prescribe antibiotics to you.

For meconium, they just suction the baby with the bulb thingy. If it's really bad, they'll probably have you take the baby in to see a doctor.

Really, it all depends on your midwife, and what she feels comfortable with. And you'll only know that once you start interviewing some.

My midwife is a CNM, and her day job is an L&D nurse. The only thing that would risk me out of a home birth is preeclampsia, transverse lie, or complete previa. So everything else she would take care of, or we would go to a doctor after the birth to get checked up on.

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July 14th, 2011, 08:26 AM
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for gbs depending on how you want it treated you can do a wash they have( can't think of the name right now lol) I was gbs + and decided to just go with the IV. As far as complications my midwives bring pitocin in case of hemorrhage after birth, they also bring oxygen for mom and baby.
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July 14th, 2011, 06:30 PM
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As long as you are low risk you can do everything in homebirth that would be done at a hospital(for low risk women that is). GBS+ is not a big deal and doesn't put you in high risk. She'll give you antibiotics if needed, or you can opt out of the testing altogether.
If baby needs suctioning they will usually do it while he is lying on your chest if able. Immediate mom/babe bonding is strongly encouraged by midwives. Many homebirth babes aren't even weighed or measured until an hour after birth so mom can bond and establish breastfeeding.

The main things to consider are the midwife(there are different types so go interview and get references on a couple) and how close to a hospital you are.

In the past year my midwife has had 2 hospital transfers. 1 had a very large tear and she is only equiped to stitch small tears, and the other wouldn't stop bleeding even with the drugs she had on hand. Both women were perfectly fine and she said they really weren't huge panic situations or anything.

Good luck to you in getting the birth you want.
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July 14th, 2011, 09:56 PM
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As for GBS. You can't really assume you will have it next time. Because, well, it's not unusual to always have it. It's part of your body system. In fact, you could have it one day, and it could be gone the next. But, if you have a CNM, not a CPM, they could prescribe antibiotics to you.
My midwives are CPM/LMs, and they can prescribe antibiotics. They are allowed to prescribe anything pregnancy-related. If I turn up GBS positive, I will be given IV antibiotics every 4 hours while in labor.

My midwives carry equipment needed to resuscitate a baby if needed, pitocin, oxygen, etc. If baby definitely aspirated meconium, he would probably be sent to the hospital for further treatment after the home birth. Otherwise, midwives try to encourage mother-baby bonding and don't take baby away from mom's chest to do a full exam for quite some time after the birth.
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