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A 37-year-old female asked:

I am 30 weeks pregnant at age 37, first child. can i do vaginal delivery?

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Dr. Boniface Ikejiani
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Vaginal delivery: Vaginal delivery is open to all pregnant females who do no not have any contraindications for vaginal delivery. Such instances may include but not limited to previous myomectomy, placenta prevea, bleeding, evidence of fetal infection, fetal distress, inadequate pelvis, failed trial of labor and maternal indications. For 37yo G1 @30wks without any of the above, trial of vaginal delivery is okay.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Maybe: The type of delivery is not dictated by your age. It is often dictated by the baby's presenting position in labor, the size & structure of your pelvis, any problems that arise during labor, etc. If any of these complicating factors are not present, a vaginal delivery would be expected.
Dr. Boniface Ikejiani
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Interesting perspective. In addition to breech or macrosomia fetus, there are some isolated females in this age group who ,may have undergone IVF or had a very difficult time with conception who may have pathological fear of labor. This select group of patients are offered elective cesarean delivery at 39 weeks or cesarean delivery if they go into spontaneous labor.
Sep 5, 2017

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