So I had my first ob appointment today and have been told I have a very small pelvis that is V shapped. The ob has said I need to have a c section. Anyone experience this??
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18-10-2013 17:21 #1
Very small pelvis
18-10-2013 17:38 #2
I would be asking how this was determined if not by X-ray. People with small pelvises can still give birth naturally.
18-10-2013 18:04 #3
Even x-rays are not a good indication as your pelvis loosens both in pregnsncy and labour to allow the passage of the baby through.
It is very unusual for a woman to grow a baby too big for her pelvis ( excluding issues such as diabetes) it makes no sense biologically.
A lot of "failure to progress" labours are often related to epidurals, malposition and a non active labour.
I would be very reluctant to choose a c-section on the basis of one opinion of one obstetrician if this is not what you want. Some women do have unusual shaped (not necessarily small) that make vaginal birth difficult. If you don't wish to have a c-section then why not wait too see what happens in labour.
For what it's worth my mum is very petite and was told the same thing. She birthed a 8 and a half pound baby no problem.
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18-10-2013 18:38 #4
I agree with the others, definitely get a second opinion.
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18-10-2013 18:39 #5Senior Member
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^completely agree with above. Also my mil has a tiny pelvis- very small framed and she had 4 kids naturally.
I would get several opinions and options from different obs before I went down the c section path.
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18-10-2013 18:40 #6
He said the fact that its very small and turns inwards at the bottom too. Think I will get a second opinion to be sure. No xray just by examination.
18-10-2013 18:48 #7
I agree with all of the above.
18-10-2013 19:59 #8
Definitely get a second opinion, but I wouldn't necessarily discount what your Ob has said either.... Just because someone else gave birth naturally with a 'small pelvis' doesn't mean you will... Or won't! Every woman has a different build and shape, and your Ob will have advised you based on *your* body. But, yep, as PP have all said, a second opinion is a must I think!
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