HI all! I have a dilemma...My husband and I are trying for our second. Our first child was born at Park Ridge Hospital we used New Dawn Midwifery. Overall it was a great experience. A beautiful water birth. A healthy baby girl. This time around we have a different insurance company(a very crappy one) There are no midwives in network..my deductible will be $5000 which I think is a complete rip off if I'm having a natural vaginal birth..So I'm considering a home birth and paying a midwife out of pocket..So the dilemma is I hemorrhaged after delivering my daughter.. I did not have to have a blood transfusion I didn't pass out or have any trouble after wards. My iron was low for awhile I took an iron suppl and at 6wks it was normal..I was given pitocin to stop the hemorrhage and responded well to it. New Dawn told me they would not consider me for a home birth in the future..So I'm asking if anyone knows of any midwives in the area that might consider me for home birth or if any of you had a home birth after hemorrhaging. thanx so much
Mommy to Jubilee Marbelle born 3/26/12 and Violet Chloe Age 5Married for Seven Years Work as a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
There are some homebirth midwives that deliver in Asheville area. You could check with them to see if they would be willing to work with you.
1.) Karen Benfield of Birth Tenders in Hickory
2.) Look under North Carolina and Marshall for Daycrest Midwifery
3.) You may want to check out http://www.knoxvillehomebirth.com/. I know this is in Knoxville, but this midwife may travel to Asheville.
A hemorrhage during a previous birth does not mean that it will happen again. It does warrant a watchfull eye during future pregnancies and births and is not a reason for many homebirth practices to exclude you from being a canidate for an out of hospital birth. Also, most birth centers that I have worked in (4 so far) also would not exlcude you from an out of hospital birth.
I am a homebirth CNM located near Hickory, and I serve the Asheville area. I see that someone has mentioned me to you, already. I am in contact with a backup doc in Asheville.
Karen Benfield, CNM and owner of BirthTender
homeschooling mom to 2 pisces & 2 sag