I am not pregnant yet but would love a homebirth for my next baby... For my now 7 month old, I initially wanted to give birth in a Birth Center in ABQ but risked out due to a very mild asymptommatic heart defect called Aortic Stenosis. I had a great pregnancy throughout, even after being diagnosed with super mild pre-eclampsia (there were trace amounts of protein in my urine and a slight raise in BP). I went on to have a natural drug free birth after induction and did bleed some - not enough for a transfusion - but quite a bit.
I am also going to visit a cardiologist to see about my heart defect (it was diagnosed when I was a newborn) as they are unsure I even have it.
I want to preface my question with this --- I am not seeking medical advice here on the forum, just more to see if anyone has a similar situation? If it comes out the heart is actually fine, would the history of hemmorhage alone be enough for me to be too high risk to have a homebirth? I know midwives probably wouldn't take me on.
I hope it is possible... I know it is a long shot. It would just be my dream to birth somewhere comfortable... in a place I wasn't constantly slogging through the trenches of protocol. But. If it's the hospital, it's the hospital. I always tell myself that if I can have drug free birth after being induced, I can do anything... Wowzers, I did not want to be induced! But you have to just take the situation and get focused! My plan is to contact the midwives in my area and inquire about it but before I did that, I thought I'd try posting here just for general feedback.
Anyway, just curious if anyone has had a similar situation. I need to make up my own little acronym.. like... HBAH... Home Birth After Hospital. Haha.