New to the forums and in the beginning stages of researching. My partner and I are going to begin ttc later this winter / spring and I am in the process of educating myself on any and all subjects to do with pregnancy.
One issue that is at the forefront of my mind is this: I have was diagnosed with anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome years ago (eight yearsish?) and I was told by my GP that if I were to get pregnant I would immediately be classified as a high-risk pregnancy. As I became more interested in the potential of starting a family I began to research what my condition is and how it would actually affect my pregnancy. I also have become fairly educated on the benefits of a home birth and know that this is the option that is deal for me for a variety of spiritual, emotional and physical reasons.
My question is this: is there anyone out there aware of home births with people who have been diagnosed with this condition or are people immediately slated for a hospital delivery? I know that every case is unique and that my situation will be based on a number of factors BUT I just want to know if it is possible for home births to happen. I believe that my condition is in remission, I am not on any medication to treat it (nor have I been for years) and in theory, if it remains that way and I have a healthy pregnancy with no signs of it being impacted by APS I don't see why a home birth is not something I couldn't aim for... as what I am led to believe thus far is that the danger of APS is during the developmental stages of pregnancy and not during the birth... or am I wrong... ? I have scoured the internet for information but any (brief) information I have found simply states its a high risk pregnancy and that high risk pregnancies are carried out in hospitals.
I would love to make an appt and discuss this with my doctor however I am currently overseas for 10 months and will not have the ability to talk to her for sometime and the doctors here do not have access to my personal history ergo would not really be able to offer any light on the situation.
Any insight into the possibility of a home birth with APS would be great!