what are possible problems during childbirth?

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hekela
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   Posted 3/5/2008 12:29 AM (GMT -6)   
is there anything that could really go horribly wrong during the birth?
i mean as long as there is no flare going on.

does anyone know or know where i could find out (aside from asking my GI)?

i know you'll all think i'm batty, but i'm considering a homebirth.
i'd really like to not be in the hospital for this one, but of course not at the expense of our safety.
28, happily married, stay at home mom to 2 year old son. due to have baby #2 9/17/08
UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), diagnosed June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in January 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007 after taking caprylic acid for 2 weeks.

-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
-Asacol, probiotics, ground psyllium husk, fish oil, prenatal

may you live all the days of your life.


Red_34
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   Posted 3/5/2008 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I think that as long as you are not flaring and the doctor declares your pregnancy healthy with no complications that a homebirth with a midwife (?) should be no problem. Though I personally think you are nuts! lol I prefered the pain drugs when I had my kids - I had one without and one definately with!

I never had any complications from my Uc and childbirth. But I think we have the same risks as the normal population when giving birth.
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lemonhead
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   Posted 3/5/2008 8:41 AM (GMT -6)   
The only thing I can think of that my GI told me to worry about was if the baby got too big.  I guess if the baby gets too big and you tear completely through to your rectum it is very difficult to heal with UC.  For this reason, I was induced 2 weeks early (with my second, no precautions on the first), had an emergency c-section, and a 10# kid.  I think your OB will be able to tell if you will have a big kid or not.  Not to scare you, but that was my concern.  Good luck with your pregnancy and birth.

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hekela
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   Posted 3/6/2008 12:17 AM (GMT -6)   
sherry - haha! no pain meds for me. was all natural with odin and would like to do it without the annoying nurses this time. but yes, with a midwife.

lemonhead - holy cow... 10#?!?! no one should have to do that! :p

thanks ladies!
28, happily married, stay at home mom to 2 year old son. due to have baby #2 9/17/08
UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), diagnosed June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in January 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007 after taking caprylic acid for 2 weeks.

-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
-Asacol, probiotics, ground psyllium husk, fish oil, prenatal

may you live all the days of your life.


summerstorm
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   Posted 3/6/2008 12:25 AM (GMT -6)   
ok i have to say, epidurals are your friend! but anyway, i think the main problem, is like they said, about you tearing. Also, UC babies, can sometimes be a little sluggish at birth, nothing bad, just a little lethargic.
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