Amazing that I came here to ask this and there was already a similar thread at the top of the stack- but sadly we're high risk for different reasons.
Here's my deal.
I was deamed high risk due to my weight, and no previous births.
I am still a fat momma (260lbs), but all weight-associated concerns were shown to be needless.
I have extremely low blood pressure, and had no complications during my birth. I was induced at 42 weeks (due to threat of loosing my midwife, and fear of an OB wanting to perform a c-section, don't get me started!) - I had no pain meds, no other intervention than induction. My daughter was born vaginally and the only "problem" was a slight grey color to her skin- she pinked up as soon as her butt hit the plastic basinet and she screamed like a banshe!
I suffered a tear that needed stitches, and a single, minor hemeroid.
Otherwise, we were A-OK. No hypertension, no diabetes, nothing. I was anemic afterward, but needed no transfusions or anything.
This will likely be my only other child, I'd like to do a home birth. Midwives are covered under my medical, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to hear the same song and dance about high risk- I have purchased an exercise bike, and I'm eating more healthy, I will be in better shape than I am in now once it is time to give birth (not going to go insane, just take better care of myself). I think I can do it- but I don't want to go it alone, so the idea that others have posited about just staying home when I go into labor scares me.
What do you guys think?