are you allowed a home birth after retained placenta??? i was told that i would have to have a hospital birth because i retained - it was well stuck so no risk of PPH - i would LOVE to do a home birth, apart from retaining the only complication i had was when the ob overruled my midwife and intervened when not nec (broke membrane which caused babys heart rate to drop for a minute) i desperately want to do a home birth, drug free no interventions, just my beautiful midwife and no freaking hospital BS getting in the way, figure if im going to retain again (having a natural 3rd stage as last time cord snapped when they pulled on it) then it will be well stuck again and hospital only 15 min away. The idea of having to go back to the hospital to have my next baby - due in Aug - just makes me want to cry!
Firstly - you need to get your mindset out of "being allowed." It is your body and you do not need permission to do anything.smile
If you would like to birth with a hospital I highly doubt you would be accepted into their homebirth program as they are very strict in terms of pretty much only textbook pregnancies and textbook previous births are allowed.
However you could choose to birth with an independant midwife. This is a midwife who is not bound by hospital policy and acts independently. They range in experience and skill, so your best bet is to contact homebirth Australia and start your search for an experienced midwife. Interview them, get recommendations from others who have birthed with them. Start finding people/groups who have homebirthed and hang out to get a feel for who you like, but most importantly who is experienced. (especially due to your previous birth) What state are you in?
All the best!!