Ok, quick intro atempt here I met my DH is high school, though we didn't start dateing until after we'd both graduated. We got married when I was 19 and he was 21. We were married 5 months when we found out we were going to be parents. Needless to say, I was shocked.....even though looking back I know I shouldn't have been. I guess it's just not something you think will happen until it does Our first child was born at 40wks 5 days after an induced labor which started out with AROM and pit at 3cm, I had a very ruff recovery and new I'd do thing different next time. DD was born at 41 weeks on the money, labor was spontanious, and she was born intervention free (until after delivery) in a hospital. I was given pit and methrogen after she was born to keep me from bleeding. Recovery that time around was so easy, and what I hope I hope for again this time! Down to this pregnancy, I didn't expect the time to go so quickly. Infact as these last few weeks tick by I keep thinking I'm going to wake up one day in labor and think "oh crap I really am going to have this baby!". We're excited to get to know him and watch the kids interact with him. I felt in control and ready the labor, until I got a call from my midwife yesterday telling me my platelet count is too low for them to feel compfortable delivering the babe at the birth center. They don't have hospital privilages, so I have 2 options, I can meet their back up ob and then go to the local hospital when I go into labor and the midwife will be there as a support person and he'll be in charge. The other option is to go back into Anchorage (1 1/2 drive) and finish out the pregnancy with my old midwife and deliver at the same hospital DD was born in. Honestly I'm really torn about the whole thing. I cried about it for several hours last night, and am really dissapointed to get this news just weeks from delivery as it really doesn't give me much time to make a decision. I'm not crazy about the idea of a male doctor, and neither is my DH, but I'm also not crazy about having a long drive into town especially since I don't know if they'd even want to take me back. It just sucks, but I know it's all for a reason, so I'm trying to just trust that God has it all planned out for us. Any prayers would be appreciated, there is still time for things to change, but if they don't I'm prepareing for something I know I can do anyway so I'm optimistic! I'll get some pictures when I have a second to pull out some new ones, I don't have anything shrunk that's new. Thanks for your support gals, you mean a lot to me!
ahhhh i am sorry to hear that things are not going to work out as you had planned for them. Thats a tough choice as to whetered to go to the old palce thats far away or to the hposital where the midwife is not in control. maybe meet with both places and see what feel you get for the old place as well as of the OB. hopefully all will work out great for you in the ened and this will be your easiest labour and quickest recovery of them all
oh I'm so sorry you have to make that choice. That's a real bummer! I know if I was told I couldn't do the homebirth I'd be down too. I know you're so close but would they consider testing again in a week or 2 and you could really work on getting your platelets up? Have you been taking anything to help with it? Like alfalfa? Just a thought. I hemorraged with my first 2 so I know it can be scary and with your platelets low and history of hemorraging, it might be a good idea to be close to help (although the midwife would probably have the pit and methagon sp?? with her) Anyway, I'm sorry, that really stinks to be told you can't do a homebirth. GL with deciding!
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Sorry you have to make that choice… I often wonder how many of these tests actually make a difference – I never had any of the tests with DS1, but if I would have, would they have sent me to the hospital?
Have you figured out what the risks of a low platelet count are?
Here’s a link: http://www.doctorndtv.com/FAQ/detailfaq.asp?id=7992
Are there any naturopathic/medical remedies that would help (vit K, iron, etc…) and have you tested again?
Tell us what you decide!
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I've been doing a lot of thinking and still don't know exactally what I'm going to do. I'm putting my self on a crazy green diet (along w/ some other things that are supposed to help). I'm going to buy some clorofil tomorrow and add that to the menu. At this point I'm just holding out some hope that things could get better. If not I'm sure I'll be fine, I feel better about the whole situation now, but can't help but pray that it'll improve. Thanks for the info and encouragement, I'll read up more on it today. I do know that bleeding is a huge concern, and honestly don't want to risk that.
fingers crossed that the greens do the trick for you