Any mommas that have RA have a natural birth with a midwife?
I had our second son at home with a midwife. However, he was born in March, I started having pain in May, and diagnosed in August so I "didn't have RA" when I had him I guess..??
That's just like me! Baby born in March, RA pain in May, diagnosed in June. I had a med free birth with my midwife, but it was at the hospital.
Oh and she's my 2nd, too.
Oh my gosh... That's kinda of creepy lol
Yes i did, midwife took a holistic take on care, recognizing all my needs including emotional. Positive experience
I developed RA 6 months into my second pregnancy. It was horrid. The birth I was dreading but it was great! Don't worry just keep positive. I recommend hypnobirthing
Having rheumatoid arthritis makes you high risk before anybody even speaks to you. I don't know how midwife's handle that but the severe risk of eclampsia and issues giving birth I was told that I could do my birth as natural as possible but it would have to be in a hospital because of the dangers. Good thing I did. I had to have an emergency C-section. It's saved my kid's life. And it happened so fast there's no chance if I would have been in a situation where I wasn't in the hospital
And I was 39 when I got pregnant with my first child ever and I was told that my age did not make me high risk what made me high risk was my rheumatoid arthritis and i went into remission two weeks after I had a miscarriage at 6 weeks along, which was my daughter's twin... I was ok throughout the whole pregnancy and quite a long time after words
I would think you would be considered high risk, more stuff can occur. Hemorrhaged for both of my births, glad I had them in the hospital. I really wanted a home birth though.
I agree... İt would have been nice. But when you are faced with being told the bad side of what could happen.... That made me change my mind fast... Lol I am very thankful the doctor was very honest with me upfront and let me decide.
Yeah, I never thought something would happen to me. Glad I listened to my husband on going to the hospital.
Besides getting ra at 17? I knew my luck they would need a backhoe to pull my kid out or some thing crazy.... Lol
Cindy Ann that’s funny!
Tried. Twice. Ended up in high risk situations both times.
We're you ladies on any medication during pregnancy? I just found out I'm pregnant and I worried of how everything is going to go since I have RA.
I haven't seen a doctor yet due to not having insurance, but I have stopped all meds and feel just fine.... Do not take anything without talking to your doctor first!
Midwives all the way
I have had two births using a midwife, but I'm in Canada and midwives are common here and are welcome in a hospital setting. So both my births were in the hospital, with the Midwife, and the only drug I used during my labors was the nitrous oxide gas. I had had 3 miscarriages prior to having my second baby, so I started out that pregnancy with an OBGYN, because he helped me conceive my second viable preganncy. However, once it was apparent that I had a strong healthy baby on board, he told me I was not high risk and referred me to a midwife Because I prefer midwifery care. With my second baby I was on plaquenil and Synthroid and had an 'easy' labour and delivery and healthy baby. Good luck to you!!!!
Thank you ladies!!!
I went to the midwife center at UCLA. I had the most beautiful natural childbirth experience. Not a home birth but still amazing!
I had two unmedicated VBACs with midwives-- both very positive experiences!
Natural birth but in not a midwife. Kinda wish i had had one.
I have ra and all of my 4 kids were natural birth
Yes, natural home birth with my third child.
3 of them out of 4 (first one med free but in a hospital).
My last 4 babies were born at home, but I only had RA with the last one.
Yes,,I have given natural birth last year
Yes in the uk I had a water birth at the midwife led birthing unit (right next to the hospital!) they weren't sure about letting me as I was "high risk" because of RA and was under specialist care but as my disease didn't seem to affect the pregnancy they let me
Yes. But I live in Iceland and that's protocol here. You don't see a doctor unless it's needed. Midwives here are nurses withB. S. degrees plus 2yrs of specialisation (not sure if we're talking about the same thing)
I gave birth to a 5kg baby (11pounds) and never saw a doctor. She was close by though just in case. No meds and in the midwife section of the hospital.