I'm 10 weeks pregnant with my second child and at my midwife appointment today we reviewed the medical records from my last birth (horribly traumatic birth center transfer for raised bp in early labor turned fetal distress emergency c-section) and my midwife thinks the reason behind my daughter's distress was that I had battledore/marginal cord insertion which is where the cord is attached to the side of the placenta rather than the center...she indicated that in an out of hospital setting the problem could have been solved with changing position, etc and that it wasn't something I should worry about...but, I'm a worrier so...here are my questions-
Has anyone had a totally natural birth with battledore/marginal cord insertion?
Has anyone had an abnormal cord insertion with one pregnancy and then again with another? Is it a one time deal?
Is there any reason that my first midwife wouldn't have known (I had one u/s at 18 weeks with her) or wouldn't have told me (granted, she also didn't bother telling me that I had low fluid or hypoglycemia...)?
Is there any reason that this type of problem would contribute to a "window" rupture of the uterus? Apparently, that was in my records too, though no one ever mentioned it to me in the hospital.
I'm aiming for an HBAC this time around, so I just want to know everything I possibly can about what happened before.