In this week’s episode, I had the pleasure of talking with Claire about her successful HBAC.

Listen to this podcast episode below

Claire had the uphill battle of trying to find a healthcare provider to support her in a homebirth after caesarean with Type 1 diabetes.

It’s incredibly challenging for women planning a homebirth to find a supportive midwife (although the midwives are growing in numbers each day yay!) let alone finding someone to support you if you have Type 1 diabetes.

Claire’s sugars were under control during her pregnancies and she birthed bigger babies 9.13 and 10.15

Claire had planned a homebirth with her first baby and after a fairly healthy pregnancy around closer to 40 weeks she found she was becoming borderline pre-eclampsia towards week 40.

She tried some “natural” induction methods which led to a 4 -day long on and-off labour. She got to 10cms and pushed and had a very high BP and transferred to hospital. That birth ended in her baby being born via C-Section.

Second pregnancy Claire found herself pregnant at just 10 month postpartum.

She hired the same midwife and had a super healthy pregnancy.

This birth she went into labour spontaneously and she shares her birth story and experienced navigating shoulder dystocia at home!

Check out this episode now to get all the birthy goodness.

Ashley x



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