Originally Posted by WendyJo410
but everything I've looked at online says you shouldn't homebirth because of increased risk of hemorrhage after l&d.
Sounds like some scare tactics to me. First of all, I know PLENTY of women from my last DDC that had SCH's but birthed at home. Secondly, if your midwife is worth her salt, she will have the drugs available that they would give you in the hospital under this same situation, right up to the "i have to call the hospital and let them know I am using this strongest drug and we are on our way there for treatment" but almost never is it that severe, at home or the hospital, usually after a shot of oxytocin (or the like) the hemorrhage stops and you are allowed to recover at home (while being told to watch for signs of it starting again, of course, but all women should be watching for those signs even if they didn't hemorrhage right away). Ask her what she would do in this situation.
I had a placental abruption, which is a more "advanced" form of SCH, and never once was I told that it increased my postpartum hemorrhage risk as it had healed well before I went into labor (abruption happened at around 17 weeks, had him after 40... clot was, by then, the size of a golf ball. very neat to see after the fact.)