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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

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I'm 33 weeks pregnant yet I'm measuring 40. I do have placenta praevia and a small pelvis. Does that mean I'll have the baby early?

I'm 33 weeks pregnant yet I'm measuring 40.  I do have placenta praevia and a small pelvis. Does that mean I'll have the baby early?

Yes: Woman who have placent previa are usually delivered a little early to avoid the risk of labor. Labor with a placenta previa can cause severe bleeding. Exactly when will be determined by your Ob/Gyn who knows your situation fully. Its a complex decision and many factors must be taken into account. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Best option for delivery with a small pelvis?

Depends.: If preterm: vaginal delivery. If term, depends on fetal size and other factors. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you know in advance if you have a small pelvis?

How do you know in advance if you have a small pelvis?

Exam to estimate: The only way to be sure your pelvis is big enough for your baby is to try to push the baby through it at the end of labor. The size can be estimated by a type of physical exam called clinical pelvimetry but this is only an estimate. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is cephalopelvic disproportion genetic?

I wanted to know is cephalopelvic disproportion genetic?

Head is too large...: The easiest way to visualize this is that the head is too large to pass through the birth canal. Cephalo means head and pelvic is the birth canal. ...Read more

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Best option for a small pelvis?

Depends.: If preterm: vaginal delivery. If term, depends on fetal size and other factors. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Ladies hurt in sex if small pelvis?

Ladies hurt in sex if small pelvis?

No: Rough sexual activity can lead to pelvic pain and bleeding but this depends upon the gentleness of the partner and not the size of the pelvis. Communication is important especially with a new partner. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have small pelvis?

Ask your doctor.: Bimanual examination by your ob/gyn is required. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Small pelvis?

What is the definition or description of: Small pelvis?

Small pelvis: If pelvic size is not large enough, a fetus may not be able to pass through the birth canal during delivery. ...Read more

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Is a distended renal pelvis congenital, or can it have another cause? I am 53 and it is only recently discovered after hysterectomy

Is a distended renal pelvis congenital, or can it have another cause? I am 53 and it is only recently discovered after hysterectomy

See below: A distended renal pelvis can indicate obstruction of urine flow from the kidney into the ureter. This can be due a congenital malformation called upj obstruction, but can also be due to other blockages such as a stricture or stone in the ureter, or from extrinsic compression of ureter from something else. Then again, it can just be a redundant renal pelvis that is not blocked. See a urologist. ...Read more

Small Pelvis (Definition)

If pelvic size is not large enough, a fetus may not be able to pass through the ...Read more


Unusually Small Pelvis (Definition)

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