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Too overweight for vaginal?!

Anonymous
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Ive been wondering...

If someone is really overweight does that mean they'll more than likely have a cesarean?!

Tell me your height, weight and how you delivered please?
Posted by Anonymous on May. 21, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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MWV85
by on May. 21, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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I think its more dangerous for an over weight person to have surgery. I think.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 21, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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6'2", I was about 210lb and I delivered vaginally.

My mother was 5'10" about 286lb and delivered me naturally.

MWV85
by on May. 21, 2012 at 8:01 AM
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Are considered over weight? I mean 6'2 is extremely tall for a woman.

Quoting Anonymous:

6'2", I was about 210lb and I delivered vaginally.

My mother was 5'10" about 286lb and delivered me naturally.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 21, 2012 at 8:02 AM
Good question op. I'm 5"1 and 220. Wonder if I'll be ok for vag
Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 21, 2012 at 8:02 AM

I'm just over my BMI level, so yes, overweight. my mother was hugely overweight.

Quoting MWV85:

Are considered over weight? I mean 6'2 is extremely tall for a woman.

Quoting Anonymous:

6'2", I was about 210lb and I delivered vaginally.

My mother was 5'10" about 286lb and delivered me naturally.


lulu_tattoos
by on May. 21, 2012 at 8:03 AM
Vaginal births, I'm petite.
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Piskie
by Silver Member on May. 21, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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It depends how overweight. Sometimes a vaginal is safer, sometimes a c section.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 21, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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I gained so much weight during my pregnancies and was already big to start. I'm 5'10" and weighed 380 when I delivered my daughter, easiest vaginal labor and bitrth and no complications. I was 365 when i was induced with my son, also very easy and no complications.

I've lost a lot since then but still working on it.
momof6nanaof2
by on May. 21, 2012 at 8:06 AM
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5'9 150 but zooms up to 200 full term....vaginal

Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 21, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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OP, it is  possible. For most women who are overweight,as long as other medical issues are absent,then they can try having the baby vaginally. Once they reach a certain level of obesity,its not safe for mom or baby. I will also say that some women who are only overweight and not obese,end it having a c section,but may not have needed it if they weren't overweight. Women don't realize just how much weight can affect the body and increase delivery risks and postpartum risks. I found this out 1st hand when I worked  as a labor & delivery nurse for 4 1/2 yrs. 

Quoting Anonymous:

Ive been wondering...

If someone is really overweight does that mean they'll more than likely have a cesarean?!

Tell me your height, weight and how you delivered please?


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