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October 6th, 2013, 08:33 PM
RandE's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Ok- this may get a little long and I apologize, but I am interested in going this route and have a few questions. First, a bit of background on me and my first delivery.

I had my son in a hospital setting Feb 2012. I absolutely LOVE LOVE my OB and I had a really great birth experience actually. I was induced (my choice, never again) at 40 weeks and recieved cervadil and pitocin for my labor. My hospital had a policy of no getting up and walking during induction so I was stuck in bed laying on my left side during contractions (pitocin was awful). I really feel I could have managed the contractions better had I been able to move around. I eventually got an epidural and went from 4 cm to 10 cm in about 2-3 hours. I pushed my son out after 20 minutes. It was quick and mostly easy. My nurses were very nice and helpful and my OB was awesome!

Unfortunately, for reason I cannot explain I've had PTSD type symptoms and bad anxiety when in hospital settings since his birth. I just get tense and nauseous and break out in a cold sweat the entire time I'm in one (even a nursing home or just visiting a friend). Because of this I would really like to try to avoid another hospital birth because I know I will be really anxious in a L&D suite. Anxiety is not a good friend of labor. lol

Like I said, I LOVE my OB. Is it possible to keep seeing him plus a midwife if I choose a homebirth? I had very mild gestational diabetes with my first, I'm sure I have it again. If it's mild again can I still be eligible for a homebirth? Or does my GD automatically not make me a candidate?

Sorry it's so long, thanks for making it through. Any help would be appreciated!

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October 12th, 2013, 05:51 AM
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I'm pretty sure GD, even if it is severe, doesn't risk you out of a home birth! I would say look into it. Your insurance is only going to cover you seeing one provider I would assume so you would have to out of pocket cover the costs for the other care.

Have you looked into home birth in your area?
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October 12th, 2013, 08:48 AM
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My midwife doesn't automatically risk you out for GD, but it depends on severity and whether you are taking care of yourself.

I saw both a midwife and OB with my last baby. I'm not entirely sure why I ended up doing that as I had never had any problems with my pregnancies, but it ended up being a good thing because I needed an emergency early c/s. There's no reason you can't do both unless your insurance causes a problem. My midwife isn't covered by insurance so it was out of pocket.
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