by firstname.lastname@example.org (322 Posts), Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:34 am
hello, i am new to your forum. i just want to thank you for making this available and helping so many people.
my question is this; i have a midwife and have planned a home birth. over the last month and a half some issues have come up between us and i feel she is unhappy and not comfortable with me anymore.
all of my tests have been great all along and i have been very healthy throughout the pregnancy.
my bl pressure was last recorded a week ago after discussing some stressful events in my life and some crying.. it was 138/80. i have no other symptoms, no protein in the urine, only a small amount of swelling in the ankles, which go away when i rest.the baby is very active and growing and doing very well.
i am due within 5 days. this week i was not able to go to my appointment due to illness, and now my midwife says that because i didnt come in she is not comfortable being here for the birth. she is now claiming i may have pre eclampsia and she will not deliver at home, when there is no actual evidence to claim this.
i felt that she is covering up for some thing else, and after reading the forum, where people have very elevated levels and symptoms i feel her "concern" at the last minute is completely unfounded.
what would you suggest at this point? does it sound like she has reason to claim any of these things. i am very stressed at this point, for now it appears i have to find a new midwife days before i am to give birth. thanks so much, i am sure this is probably a bizarre question, but i figured since you have so much experience regarding this syndrome, you would be able to give me some good insight.