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WishingStar January 21st, 2008 02:42 PM

Does anyone know what the chances I'd have of being allowed to have a home birth or birth center birth if in my last pregnancy I had preeclampsia and an IUGR baby? Are my chances the same as before or might a midwife not take me on with these previous problems?
Thanks!

shadowdweller January 21st, 2008 02:59 PM

i think it would depend on the midwife. mine would take you and you could birth at home, so long as you did not develop severe eclampsia in your current pregnancy. several others in the area might not though. ask around.

Butter January 22nd, 2008 08:11 AM

It totally depends on the midwife. Some are fine with a history like that, some aren't. It never hurts to ask.

vegaburm January 22nd, 2008 09:22 AM

I think most midwives would just watch you carefully and might ask you to have a Dr. back-up just in case. Of course most of the time Pre-E only occurs in a first baby and then doesn't reoccur. Most of the time. I don't know what IUGR is. I had pre-E with my first and then had #2 and #3 with no problems. Then had #4 at home. Check with the midwives and birthing centers. Also, you may way to make sure you follow the blue ribbondiet during pregnancy to make sure you avoid the pre-e as much as possible.

WishingStar January 22nd, 2008 11:56 AM

Thanks for the opinions. We just moved and I'm trying to get some midwives to call or email me back about whether or not they'd take me on. But, no luck yet. I don't know what happened with my last pregnancy... my midwife said the same thing about the preeclampsia (it was odd that it happened in my 7th pregnancy - 4th that had gotten that far).
IUGR stands for Intrauterine growth restriction. It is a condition in which the baby is smaller than expected for the number of weeks of pregnancy. I was induced at 37 weeks, Natalie was measuring about 33-34 weeks.
I'll look into the blue ribbon diet.

ragmama January 23rd, 2008 12:09 AM

Hope you find a willing midwife - keep us posted! :smile:


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