My Baby “HAS” Shoulder Dystocia
I am now 37 weeks and 6 days, I had a glucose test 2 weeks ago and was told last week that it was all clear and I can have my home birth.
I then get a phone call this week from the day unit to inform me I have gestational diabetes (GD) which myself and my midwife were puzzled about but after going in on Friday I was told it’s due to the new regulations – due to covid they had to rule that I have it even though in normal guidelines I wouldn’t.
I was then told that I can’t have a home birth and will need to have a hospital birth; a caesarean birth, as my baby has shoulder dystocia.
My question is can I still have a home birth if this is true as I’m currently getting conflicting messages with the consultant midwives some saying I still can and another saying no I need a c section??
They Said To Me Says
You cannot predict shoulder dystocia and there are no new covid regulations saying you have to have a caesarean. This is ridiculous advice.