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what does it mean when they say you have a small pelvic bone?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:34 PM on Jun. 3, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • i was told that same thing it means it will be difficult for a vaginal birth

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:35 PM on Jun. 3, 2009

  • that you have a small pelvic bone...j/k it means birthing will be harder

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:45 PM on Jun. 3, 2009

  • That you may have a harder time having a vaginal birth. I was told this and they wanted to induced me before he got over 7 pounds. We did it two weeks early and he was 7.1 and no problem.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:32 PM on Jun. 3, 2009

  • It just means your pelvic bone is a little smaller than average.

    It is REALLY REALLY REALLY important that you do not let them put you on your back in bed to push! That is called the supine position and it actually makes the pelvis smaller! Unfortantly that's the position most doctors have women in to give birth and as a consaquence many women end up with c-sections for "big babies" when there is little need for one.

    Instead insist upon squatting or being on your hands and knees to give birth. Both of these positions open up the pelvis really well. Squatting is actually called "The midwives forceps" because it opens up the pelvis so well and makes pushing to give birth much more effective as well as shortens pushing time.

    Do NOT let someone talk you into a c-section or an because of this. There are many things that can make your birthing experience wonderful without the use of those.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:40 PM on Jun. 3, 2009

  • that maybe you have to have a c section if the baby wont drop like mine i was told the same thing and i had to have a c section... but i also had a 10 pound baby..

    Answer by lmholder06 at 1:17 AM on Jun. 4, 2009

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