by ileana (1010 Posts), Thu Nov 20, 2003 06:15 am
[;)] I guess the silence on this topic means that nobody had a homebirth after pree.
Anyway, I'd like to tell you my biased opinion. Before having pree, I thought that a homebirth is an interesting idea.
After pree, I would advise ANY woman to go to the hospital for the birth. Those guys know what they are doing. They are delivering babies all the time, and you might need them to have your baby and you alive and ok.
Why am I imagining that this homebirth campaign is pushed forward by the insurance companies, but not by doctors?
I come from Romania, in Romania nobody talks about homebirth. It might happen, but nobody advertises it... yet. I guess in there people are not that "advanced".
I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings, really did not mean to, I just wanted to share my opinion. The birth giving was very harsh for me and if I were not in a hospital I could have died too.
You had homebirths and you had a harsh brush with pree, so you probably know better than anyone else what your decision should be. You are really brave to think about a homebirth, I am impressed.
As to your question when is pree happening, I think I heard a doctor say that most women deaths from pree happen in the first 24h after birth.
I also heard my doctor telling me about a woman that had a perfect birth and as they were getting ready to release her, he noticed that she was swollen... she had pree.
Good luck in your decision and birth wherever that will be. A birth is perfect when you and your baby are alive and well.
Angel stillborn 24w p-e 2/17/03