So I had a complete blood count at my 34 week appointment recently and my platelets came back low, which I guess happens in about 7% of pregnancies. The doctor said they might come back up (whole house was recovering from RSV) but if they didn’t my bleeding would be monitored very closely after delivery and I wouldn’t be eligible for an epidural due to a small risk of paralysis if the insertion or removal lead to a hematoma.

With my first I tried for a natural delivery, but ultimately got the epidural and the only hospital in my county doesn’t offer any pain options except epidural, so I’m kind of freaking out. Did anyone else left on here have low platelets? Did they come back up? Any advice for a successful unmedicated birth? 😬