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X-posted: What makes a pregnancy high risk?
I wanted to cross-post this here since I am considering a home birth & was planning on working with an awesome home birth midwife practice. But it seems things *might* be more complicated now...
Looking for experiences & links-- What makes a pregnancy high risk? Who will give me the most honest answer?
As background, I'm 38 years old, had a natural-ish birth at 31, 3 miscarriages since then (one chemical, 2 first trimester losses), now pregnant again but with a vanishing twin (demise at 9 weeks).
My RE (very smart recurrent loss specialist who I started seeing after my 2nd miscarriage) insists I'm high risk due to AMA & vanishing twin. My midwife (very well-respected CNM who performs home births) says I'm not if high risk & can rejoin her practice. I'm so confused! I don't want to take this lightly, but I'm leaning toward sticking with my midwife. I trust her & assume she doesn't want to take on a high risk pregnancy & would/will risk me out if necessary. My RE is great but seems to be following a flow chart to decide my risk factors.
Like I said, I'm confused & would love to hear thoughts on this. I know only I can make this decision but it helps to hear the perspectives of others. Thank you!
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