I was recently diagnosed with a blood clot in my right lung. I'm 16 weeks pregnant and taking Lovenox (blood thinner) injections.
I'm still wanting a natural birth, I've had 2 previous home births. But the only options I've currently heard about are an induction (so they can time when i've had my last injection and when I'll give birth so to avoid hemorrhaging.) and a c-section - which seems really backwards if they don't want me to have clots or hemorrhage.
So far I've talked to one other mom in the UK who had a home birth even though she was on blood thinners during her pregnancy to prevent clots.
She mentioned to the ob she was seeing, her worries about any risks (hemorrhaging) and he told her that everything would be fine and there wouldn't be any risk other than what could normally happen during birth.
But when she brought up home birth, he changed his tone and said she could die from a hemorrhage.
She had her home birth anyway, and everything went fine.
My plan for now is to stop my blood thinners a week or two in advance and have a home birth, then continue the blood thinners for the required 6 weeks post partum
Any other home birth moms out there in my situation?