Ok. Now I know this is a stupid question. But ever since my sister-in-law gave birth she thinks she is the KNOW ALL of pregnancy lady. She told me that women who hold their belly all the time while pregnant are more likely to have problems while giving birth. While I am almost positive she is wrong there is still that small sinking feeling in me that says "MAYBE". Please put my mind to ease and let me know whether or not I should ignore Mrs. Know-It-All or actually listen to her.
Some of her other advice includes:
"Because you're fat, you'll automatically have a C-Section. So your plan of a natural birth is out of the question."
"If you don't have the same Dr. I had and a problem happens, your baby will die."
"You won't be able to Breastfeed, Because I couldn't"
"You'll just pass your baby off to anyone who wants her after she gets here cause you'll want some attention yourself."
Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 12:45 PM on Sep. 2, 2009
Answer by doulala at 12:27 PM on Sep. 2, 2009
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Answer by Froggy_girl1790 at 1:06 PM on Sep. 2, 2009
Holding my belly was like my way of physically appreciating my pregnancy~ I loved it!!! And my births were not bad because I touched my belly.
"It is important to remember that most plus-size moms can have successful vaginal births. And any doctor that tells you otherwise (unless you have other complications) is misinformed. There is no reason to schedule a planned C-section for an overweight first-time mom, unless there are other conditions or problems involved." Vaginal Birth
Answer by doulala at 1:10 PM on Sep. 2, 2009
Birth is a natural, normal process. Women don't NEED doctors to birth their babies. Midwives are normal birth specialists, well qualified to attend moms in labor. OBs are surgeons and "treat" their patient's pregnancies as an illness. HER doctor seems to have filled her head with ideas that don't make evidence-based sense, she is pretty misguided. Because of her comments, I would recommend that you stay FAR away from HER doctor. ;-P
Answer by doulala at 1:12 PM on Sep. 2, 2009
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