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Von Willebrands 
Mad Hyena
Anyone else have a blood disorder and trying to have a birth without intervention? I have Von Willebrands disease, which is a clotting disorder, but really want to have as intervention-free birth as I can. Just wondering if anyone else out there has this or something similar and what they did in their birth plan about it.
5th-Dec-2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
I don';t have Von Willebrands but I do have APS which is also a clotting disorder. I may be able to answer some of your questions...feel free to ask and I will help if I can. As far as my birthplans (I have had 2 babies while beind treated for APS and Lupus)...I knew I couldn't have an epidural due to low platelets. I was to take lovenox injections 2X a day until the day before my scheduled induction. My son came 7 days before my scheduled induction so (as ordered) I stopped giving myself injections when I felt that I may be in labor. It was a good thing because I delivered 12 hours later. With my daughter, I went into labor the morning my n=induction was scheduled so I was already off my blood thinners. I had a great doc that put off my induction dates as long as possible to give me the best chance of having as little interventions as possible. I was allowed to labor in the tub but had to deliver out of the water since I was high risk.
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