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Doctor insights on: Does Congenital Small Pelvis Cause Cephalopelvic Disproportion

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Baby Too Large For Mother's Pelvis (Definition)

Cephalopelvic disproportion is a condition where the baby's head or body is too big to fit through the mother's pelvis. This often leads to "failure to progress" in labor, and is a common indication for ...Read more


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My ob is pushing for a caesarian due to small pelvis (38 weeks)?

My ob is pushing for a caesarian due to small pelvis (38 weeks)?

Poor advice: Even though you HAV a clinically small pelvis, there are many other factors that you cannot predict - ultimate size of baby, how much the head can mold, the power of the contractions and the distensibilty of the soft tissues. In any event, recent acog guidelines require 39 completed weeks before elective delivery. This is because of increased admission to the nicu before 39 weeks. ...Read more

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5'4 112 pds, small pelvis. Will ligament pains b/c of growing belly hurt more as baby gets big b/c of my size? Is back pain guaranteed? How do I deal?

5'4 112 pds, small pelvis. Will ligament pains b/c of growing belly hurt more as baby gets big b/c of my size? Is back pain guaranteed? How do I deal?

Normal discomfort: Pregnancy aches, pains, and ligaments stretching get more painful as you approach your due date. This is noral and not related to your size. Back pain is common but not guaranteed. ...Read more

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Can you describe what delivery exactly feels like? Doc says I have small pelvis but vaginal birth can still happen. I would like to experience it.

Can you describe what delivery exactly feels like? Doc says I have small pelvis but vaginal birth can still happen. I would like to experience it.

Worst pain: Well as a pediatrician who has had three wonderful children vaginally with no pain meds, I can tell you it is the worst possible pain I can imagine. Stay in good shape, gain the recommended weight, try yoga or meditation. It is a beautiful process, but if you choose to get assistance with pain, feel no guilt about that. Listen to your OB's advice. A healthy baby is the most important outcome! ...Read more

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Can a small pelvis make sex difficult?

Can a small pelvis make sex difficult?

Probably not.: A small pelvis might make child bearing difficult, but the size of the vagina is much more relevant. Under the right conditions, even a very small adult vagina can accomodate a normal male penis. ...Read more

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Can a small pelvis make delivery difficult?

Can a small pelvis make delivery difficult?

Sure.: Women with small pelvis (short, obese or both) have a greater likelihood for cesarean section). ...Read more

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Yourself. I'm a pretty petite person with a small pelvis, so I think that may be the case?

Depends.: If you are asking about your chances to achieve normal vaginal delivery, the answer depends upon fetal, maternal, labor and placental factors. Ask your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Petite person with a small pelvis, so I think that may be cesarean delivery best?

Petite person with a small pelvis, so I think that may be cesarean delivery best?

Yes - depends.: The risk of cesarean section depends on maternal height/weight and pelvic size, as well as on fetal size, lie and placental location. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Small Pelvis (Definition)

A small pelvis can make it difficult to deliver a baby vaginally, but this is rarely the only indication for a ...Read more


Unusually Small Pelvis (Definition)

If a woman has an unusually small pelvis, she may have ...Read more