I joined today after reading all the UC stories and topics I felt I needed to ask mine.
I am pg with #3 (11th preg due to PCOS) and I am 9.5 wks. I am "due" Feb 14th but I am thinking I should go 2-3 weeks early because of my history.
Here is my history and why I am considered "high risk".
DS was #1 and an ok pregnancy. I had gallstone issues and PTL because of the pain from trying to pass the gallstones. He was born at exactly 37weeks after a 18.5hr labor, "sunny-side up" and completely drug/intervention free. I was only 19 at the time but I knew back then the importance of no interventions (read Active Birth at 18).
I thought I could preg again with no issues. But 4 MC's later and finding out I had PCOS, I was started on Metformin and Clomid. Well during my regimen before DH got home, I started having kidney issues. A kidney infection right after he got home and then constant kidney pain (due to me making stones). Well the month we decided to quit TTC, I got pg with DD. And her pregnancy was HORRIFIC. Constant kidney stone pain, constant passing of kidney stones, and constant doc's being stupid. I even had one "medwife" tell me she wasn't going to give me any drugs (narcotics) while I was in SEVERE kidney pain and having contractions at 26wks. I switched to the OB side after that. And because of my kidney stone issues along with being on a narcotic patch for the last trimester, I was put "high-risk" even though I had no actual reasons foe being high-risk. It was the only way I could stay away from the "medwives" at the military hospital. Well I went into labor with DD and ended up having a kidney stone attack during the delivery. That was the BEST! I got yelled at by the on-call "medwife" to get an epidural. DD was born 30mins later.
So it took 15months after DD was born to figure out what was wrong. I make too much Uric Acid and too little Citrate and those combined in my kidney (right is the major producer) seems to make stones daily. So I was put on a Gout medication (Allopurinol) and if I miss a dose, I make stones by the next AM. If I take it, I don't make them. I have found that eating Peanut Butter helps make them too but they don't cause pain.
-Pg with #3
-Hx of kidney stones
-Kidney pain when making stones and causes contrax
I tried to get a HB MW but it looks like she won't take me because I am "high-risk". I don't want to see a local OB because I am afraid of them! I do have a natural birth OB but he is 60mins away and I just don't want to travel. I also don't have anyone to take me to him when I go into labor. He has a birth center in his office.
So my last option is UC. I just don't know if a woman would do that being "high-risk". I have read that some of you have done twins (I want to read those stories!!!) but what about other high-risk pregnancies? Would kidney stones stop you from having your baby at home?