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Has anyone who is on bp meds(for high bp) had a homebirth?<br><br>
I was put on meds a few months ago. We are TTC and I know I want another hb,but is that even possible? Do mw's take on high bp patients,or is that considered high risk/ob care?<br><br>
I really don't want my last birthing experience to be in a hospital,but ofcourse I want any future little one (and me) to come out of it healthy.
 

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I've had two clients with chronic hypertension and on meds that had beautiful homebirths. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> The great thing? Laboring and birthing in water LOWERS your bp. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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That is good to read.Thank you for sharing.I have been fretting over the idea of my last birthing being in a hospital setting.Lol,probably made my bp go up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I was turned down by the only MW in this area who could help me because I take medicine for high blood pressure.It depends on where you live I think because there are lots of other ladies who did get thier homebirths.<br>
I have uneventful pregnancies and my last labor was so fast (50 minutes and the hospital was only 5 minutes away) that if I were to have another baby I would have to look into UA or move to an area that has a MW to help me becuase I would never make another hospital birth.
 

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It definitely depends on the midwives in your area and if they have any legal stipulations as well.<br><br>
I personally tend to have slightly elevated BP only during pg but I'm able to treat it with supplements... and waterbirth is AWESOME! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I'm currently on BP meds (31 wks.) and am still planning a homebirth with this baby. High BP, in the absence of other problems, is not a dealbreaker for my hb mw, nor for the backup OB I'm also seeing, but further complications (i.e. actually developing other signs of pre-eclampsia) are, fwiw.<br><br>
I also think it's pretty individual by mw, since I interviewed several in my area and the only one even at all knowledgeable about high BP in pg was the one I chose; the others either wouldn't take me on as a client (I have a pretty colorful medical hx, although my past two births have been perfectly normal and healthy) or suggested things that were way out of line with what I thought would be a good idea.<br><br>
I hope you can have the homebirth you're wishing for! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Kind regards,<br>
Guin
 

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There are other things you can do besides meds sometimes- my bp was borderline high- and it did GO very high with my son( first pg) I uped my protein- and took lots of remedies reccomended by midwife- some are on here.<br>
I would go check with the midwives- it varies.... then maybe look into a natural way to lower your bp.<br><br>
Emilie
 
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