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I have been contemplating home births but I'm still undecided.<br><br>
I am what is considered AMA (Advanced Maternal Age) at 41 years of age and I've had 2 MC's (one chemical and the other one at 6wks+ with a D&C)<br><br>
Based on those two conditions alone, would a home birth still be viable, or do most home birth midwives steer clear of those situations.<br><br>
I'd love to hear from you.<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have been contemplating home births but I'm still undecided.<br><br>
I am what is considered AMA (Advanced Maternal Age) at 41 years of age and I've had 2 MC's (one chemical and the other one at 6wks+ with a D&C)<br><br>
Based on those two conditions alone, would a home birth still be viable, or do most home birth midwives steer clear of those situations.<br><br>
I'd love to hear from you.<br><br>
Thanks!</div>
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You should talk through your concerns with a few midwives. That's the best way to know if hb is the right choice for you.
 

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I will definately be asking a few midwives, but want to see if anyone here had any information regarding this. Thanks.
 

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Two first-trimester miscarriages and your age do not make you "high-risk," though the over-medicalized way in which pregnancy and birth are handled by most OBs might make you think you are. Some midwives will be more comfortable with your age and history than others, but I don't get the impression that most NYC midwives (that I've spoken to) would automatically deem you "high-risk." But you won't know for sure until you talk to them.
 

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You are still not in a risk-out situation for a homebirth based just on your age and previous losses. Many, many women in similar situations still homebirth. You should interview a few midwives to see who is a good fit for you. The SLR BC has more strict risking-out policies because of the legal constraints on them.<br><br>
Congrats.
 

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You are not high risk for a homebirth. You should be able to find a midwife that is more than willing to attend you. Blessings to you!
 

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Thank you so much for the replies. It really puts my mind at ease even if I encounter a midwife or 2 that might consider me high risk.<br><br>
I'm looking forward to placing a few calls early in the game.
 

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I had baby #10 at home 4 years ago with a wonderfull bunch of friends, family and skilled birth "helpers". Keep searching and good luck.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thank you so much for the replies. It really puts my mind at ease even if I encounter a midwife or 2 that might consider me high risk.<br>
I'm looking forward to placing a few calls early in the game.</div>
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Here is a good list <a href="http://www.nyhomebirth.com" target="_blank">www.nyhomebirth.com</a><br>
Your history is pretty routine and a you're not that old!
 

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Please call any of the NYC homebirth midwives-not sure if you're in the metro area. If so, I would highly recommend Kristen Leonard. She'll give you the straight scoop no matter what. And if she does end up being with you during childbirth, she is amazing at bringing out the best and strongest in a person.<br><br>
Many blessings for a deep and transformational experience.
 
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