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    Honestly? Do what your own heart and mind say. Because someone who says that they had no problems birthing a larger baby doesn't have your body.
    Then again, someone who says that their baby was only 7lbs and was too big doesn't have your body either.

    I'd take the advice of my friend on board but make the decision based on what I felt was best for me .

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    Default 10 pnd baby would you have a section?

    http://shoulderdystociainfo.com/anticipated.htm

    Some info with links to research.
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    Default 10 pnd baby would you have a section?

    If you've already birthed larger babies with no problems, I'd be inclined to try for a VB personally. But it comes down to what you feel comfortable with and your own risk assessment. Yes, you have a chance of shoulder dystocia. But remember that a c section is major abdominal surgery and not without it's own significant risks. I'd research both before making a decision.

    All the best with your decision and birth

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    I personally wouldn't, as the risk of a c/section (for me) is far greater than the 'possible' risk of shoulder dystocia.

    I wish you all the best with your decision, as it's not easy to try and decide what is best when you have so many uncertains at play.

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    Honestly, if I had the concerns that you do, I would consider the c-section.

    The decision is yours to make - do what you feel is right.

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    Default Re: 10 pnd baby would you have a section?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I birthed my son 10lb 11 oz (4.85kg) with no drugs, no stitches either!
    Mine was 10lb 12 oz and I did the same.

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    Default 10 pnd baby would you have a section?

    Three of my four babies were around 10pd. All birthed at home in water no drugs. I had no tearing, just slightly grazed during my first (& smallest at around 8pd).
    I'm a short size 10-12.
    I've heard that scans can be way off predicting size.

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    I would c sec ..

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    No I personally would not because the risks of c-sec outweigh the potential risks of possible SD. I believe true SD is rare but that said if you have a true fear of it happening it may well impact on your labour. If you do decide to go VB may be worth talking over your chances for SD vs your chances for a perfectly straightforward VB with a doula/midwife/someone experienced with natural childbirth just to help work through those fears (OBs are typically more experienced in emergencies).

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    Default 10 pnd baby would you have a section?

    My son was sd. I had my legs pushed back, that still didn't work, then a midwife gave a push on my stomach and he was out. Still, had no stitches and my son was fine.
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