I'm jumping out of my skin!!! WOOO!

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I'm jumping out of my skin!!! WOOO!

So after giving up on having a midwife (everyone I talked to said I was too high risk) AND resigning myself to the doctor who won't actually see me till Feb *grumble* I got an email today from one of the Midwifery groups!

They are willing to take me as a patient!!!!! Maybe... I hope... I'm keeping my fingers crossed because they just said they have a spot available if I should want it, but I'm trying not to get my hopes up in case the midwife in question balks at my history and runs screaming the other way. Blum 3

I sooooo hope hope hope this works out... I really wanted a midwife! I'm literally jumping out of my skin trying not to get overly hopeful, but I can't help it! Gah... emotional surges are tough to deal with when your preggers, I am afraid if they come back with the "no" answer again I'll really break down and cry ... maybe I should buy some Icecream just in case... LOL

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Oh my! I hope it works out!!!!!!!

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They just did a mini conference with the midwifery team and they are TOTALLY taking me! Not only do I get midwifery care but I also get my first appt THURSDAY! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

If you could only see me now, I'm jumping around the house like I just won the lotto laughing and crying!

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That is awesome!! Yay!

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that's so great! I'm happy for you!

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I'm so excited, that's awesome!
Forgive me if I missed it in another thread, but why were you "risked out" of the other options?

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YAY!!! What was the history that concerned you regarding them taking you on? (if I might ask)

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I went two weeks over due with my second pregnancy, as a result the placenta was very very calcified and didn't deliver following her birth. The reason I was so over due was that I had very little time between first DD and second DD so my period's had not returned to a normal cycle. When they asked me what the FDLP was it set my due date at almost 3 weeks later than I KNEW it should be. (knowing exact conception date though no one believed me) I ended up having to go over my OB's head and demand the hospital do an ultrasound to validate my claims (which they did) They found a HUGE amount of calcification on the placenta and set me for induction that day. Funny thing is, I had preterm labor with that pregnancy at 21 weeks, and they think the drugs they gave me to stop the labor then played a part in delaying actual labor later on...But I'm off topic!

The OB who delivered her decided it would be most efficient to "reach in and yank it out" (his words), after one really good tug he ended up tearing a giant lightning shaped scar in my uterus. I ended up bleeding VERY badly, being rushed into surgery and they were 90% sure that they would have to do a full hysterectomy to stop the bleed. I lucked out and clotted fast enough to stem the bleeding to get a repair. Four blood transfusions later I met my daughter 2 weeks after her birth... when I woke up.

The issue with a uterine tear like that is there is ALWAYS a weak part of the uterus so I WILL bleed with every subsequent birth. So long as the caregiver is aware of this, they can inject a bunch of drugs just following the birth that causes the uterus to clot faster and avoid bleeds. With my last DD I had minor bleeding following her birth, got the shot and was sent home in perfect health 6 hours after she was born Blum 3

The tear puts me at "high risk" for future issues during pregnancy and labor, but the midwife I ended up with happens to have 25 yrs experience and is very qualified to take me as a patient. She said, unfortunately she wouldn't support a home birth because of the risk, but will work with me to make my hospital birth as 'right' as we can! I'm already head over heels for this midwife group, as they have a policy that when you go into labor, your midwife has a second midwife attend with her, that way your never left waiting in the hospital with no midwife in sight. (something that irritated me about the OB's, given all my OB's very nearly missed or completely missed all my children's births.) Not only that, they maintain contact for 10 follow-up appointments at home following the birth to help with breastfeeding and any recovery issues that might pop up!

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This is fantastic news! I remembered your story from a previous post and was really excited for you when I read the 1st post, and then super excited as I read on to find out you were accepted!!! Yeah!!!! It sounds like you will get as close to the birth you want as you can get given your risk factors and the follow up sounds phenomenal!

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Oh now I remember reading your story! Sorry for the brain fart. Well I'm thrilled you found some midwives to work with. Yippee!

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WOOHOOO!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That is so exciting for you! I know exactly how excited you are, though for completely different reasons, about getting a midwife birth. Smile Seeing all these fun things happening almost makes me want to get pregnant again.... almost. Wink

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That's SO fabulous!!! Congrats! And I totally get it - having a midwife you love IS like winning the lottery!! I'm in a small town with few like-minded care providers, and every preg there's a question of 'will they have a spot for me?!' Luckily since this was babe #3 for me, they just squeezed me in because they know I'm an easy client. Wink But I DEFINITELY know that feeling..... congrats again!

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"emommyof2" wrote:

They just did a mini conference with the midwifery team and they are TOTALLY taking me! Not only do I get midwifery care but I also get my first appt THURSDAY! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

If you could only see me now, I'm jumping around the house like I just won the lotto laughing and crying!

That is great news!!!!

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Great news! It sounds to me like you have the same situation as a c-section, in that your uterus was opened and then repaired. As long as the repair was done properly, it shouldn't be much of an issue in future pregnancies or births. One thing your midwives will probably want you to do is have an ultrasound later in your pregnancy to ensure that the placenta isn't attached at the scar site. That would definitely put you at higher risk for placenta accreta, which is when the placenta is too firmly attached or even embedded into the uterus. But if the placenta is attached away from the scar site, then your risks shouldn't be any higher than a normal VBAC, and they'll be prepared for it. Good luck to you!!!

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That's exciting. I'm glad you found an experienced midwife willing to work with you!

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Great news!

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Wow, you've been through the wringer! SO glad you've found a midwife you're happy with!!!